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Australia Wanderings II July 2018 -- "Tasmania"

October 23, 2018  •  1 Comment

Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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     (Part II of "Australia Wanderings" highlights our wanderings in Tasmania and nearby Bruny Island) 

          Led by our faithful guide Iain Campbell, co-founder of Tropical Birding Tours and his sidekick Pablo we emerged from the Queensland outback and headed back to Brisbane to catch a 3 hour flight to Hobart the capital of the southern island state of Tasmania. We got in late so on the way to the hotel we stopped at Flippers floating restaurant for a quick fish dinner off a boat in Hobart Harbor. Hobart seems like a nice city although we didn’t spend much time there as we headed out the next morning before dawn to Bruny Island a short 20 minute ferry ride from Hobart. Located on southeastern coast of Tasmania Bruny Island has some of Tasmania's most beautifully preserved natural environments along with abundant wildlife and to our delight some local wineries. Bruny Island is also home to Fur Seals, Fairy Penguins, Wallabies including the rare white Wallaby and of course it’s rich in bird life.  

 

Linda Klipp, Hobart,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLinda Klipp, Hobart,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLinda Klipp, Hobart,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       "Flippers" cooked seafood, Hobart Tasmania             

 

Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippDusky Robin, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Dusky Robin with a worm, Bruny Island

 

Pied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Pied Oyster Catcher taking a bath off Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

 

Olive Whistler, Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippOlive Whistler, Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippOlive Whistler, Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Olive Whistler, Mt Field
     

Swamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Swamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            A "Mob" of Swamp Wallabies, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Brush Possum, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Possum, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBrush Possum, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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     Brushtailed Possum, Bruny Island,  Much better looking than our North American Possums which are scraggly at best often looking like they had chemo therapy.   

 

Linda Klipp, Bruny Island,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlLinda Klipp, Bruny Island,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlLinda Klipp, Bruny Island,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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         Linda and our two faithful guides Iain & Pablo on the ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island

 

Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRainbow, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippInala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippInala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       While on Bruny Island we stayed at Inala Nature Lodge a very well known nature and birding spot. One night we went out spotlighting and when we returned to the Nature Lodge there were dozens and dozens of Wallabies grazing in the field in front of the house. 

 

Bruny Island,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBruny Island,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippLinda with Black swan,Bruny Island,Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Sneaking in for the close up

 

Black Swan, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBlack Swan, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippBlack Swan, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                 Black Swan, Bruny Island

         

Pied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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               The name "Pied" when referring to birds basically means black & white

 

Pied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippPied Oyster Catcher, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Pied Oyster Catcher is actually a misnomer as they rarely eat oysters, favoring bivalve mullusks and small invertebrates which they hunt along the shoreline

 

Silver Gull, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSilver Gull, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSilver Gull, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Silver Gull wandering the beach on Bruny Island        

 

Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp
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          Mt. Field National Park is Tasmania's first national park. With landscape ranging from eucalyptus temperate rain forest to alpine moorland. We came here primarily to find the very odd and elusive Duck Billed Platypus which is known to live in the rivers and creeks around Mt. Field.  Unfortunately for us it remained elusive at least in the wild. 
 

 

Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          Horseshoe Falls, one of the many waterfalls coming off of Mt Field. This was jurassic park like place with lots of moss and giant ferns. When we got up to the top of Mt Field (4,705 ft) the tropical vegetation turned to more of an alpine moorland and it was snowing. 

 

Duck-Billed Platypus, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane Australia, Photos by Bill KlippDuck-Billed Platypus, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane Australia, Photos by Bill KlippDuck-Billed Platypus, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Duckbilled Platypus, ever since I was a little kid I was fascinated by the very strange Duck-Billed Platypus a mostly nocturnal semi aquatic egg laying mammal (Monotremes) endemic to Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Well we did get to see one for the first time although not in the wild (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane) definitely a very cool creature

 

Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippTasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Russell Falls Mt. Field, Tasmania
 

Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Eucalyptus forests of Mt. Field

 

Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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              High altitude forests of Mt. Field

 

Mt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMt Field, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Forests of Mt. Field

 

Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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              Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Mob of Swamp Wallabies, Bruny Island
 

 

Swamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Swamp Wallabies, Bruny Island

 

Green Rosella, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGreen Rosella, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGreen Rosella, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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               Green Rosellas, Inala Nature Lodge

 

Green Rosella, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGreen Rosella, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGreen Rosella, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Green Rosella, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island
 

 

Mushrooms, Fungi, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMushrooms, Fungi, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippMushrooms, Fungi, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       Mushrooms, Fungi, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

       

Flame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippFlame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippFlame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                Flame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Flame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippFlame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippFlame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Flame Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Scarlet Robin, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScarlet Robin, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippScarlet Robin, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Scarlet Robin, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

 

Flame Robin, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippFlame Robin, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippFlame Robin, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Flame Robin, Bruny Island

 

Superb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSuperb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSuperb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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           Superb Robin (male), Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Superb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSuperb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSuperb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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        Superb Robin (female), Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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              Swamp Wallabies, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            Swamp Wallaby, Inala Nature Lodge, Bruny Island

 

Rare White Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRare White Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippRare White Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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         Rare White Swamp Wallaby. While we were on Bruny Island off the coast of Tasmania we heard there were some white and partially White Wallabies. So one night we went out spot lighting looking for them and found this guy invading a garden. Having no natural predators these guys are growing in population on one part of Bruny Island.  

 

White-Fronted Chat, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWhite-Fronted Chat, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWhite-Fronted Chat, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                   White-Fronted Chat, Bruny Island

 

Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippYellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippYellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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          Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos, munching on pine cones

 

White-Browed Scrubwren, Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWhite-Browed Scrubwren, Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippWhite-Browed Scrubwren, Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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            White-Browed Scrubwren, Mt Wellington        

 

Grey Shrike-Thrush, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippGrey Shrike-Thrush, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippTasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Grey Shrike-Thrush
 

New Holland Honeyeater, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippNew Holland Honeyeater, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippNew Holland Honeyeater, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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                New Holland Honeyeater, Bruny Island

 

Superb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSuperb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSuperb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Superb Robin, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

 

Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippSwamp Wallaby, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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             Swamp Wallaby, Bruny Island

 

Cunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippCunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill KlippCunnamulla, Australia, Photos by Bill Klipp


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       If you missed Chapter I of my “Australia Wanderings" Blog : Click here  The Outback

 

 

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Pilar Artola(non-registered)
Beautiful images Bill !!
Seeing them reminds me we we were There ....
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