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Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by melty68, Jun 9, 2019.
I have seen emus,wombats..not sure about kangaroos....ok last beer.
When I was a kid we never ever drove to Thredbo (from Khancoban, up the dirt road) without seeing lyrebird. So many that they are the emblem of the Kosci park. I think we may have seen 2 in the 14+ years we lived there, they are so rare now. Though we did used to hear them a bit when hiking in sub alpine.
So quintessentially Australian.
Those native deer and iconic native horses feature heavily.
LOVE this, playing it now. Will play again later
The reason we first realised we were hearing a lyrebird is because we were hiking on the ridge above Leatherbarrel Creek and could hear bellbirds - of course they are never in that area. So we started listening more carefully and could name at least 18 bird calls... coming from the ground under ferns! Thanks for the link.
This guy recorded some wobbly footage (great sound) quite close up of the lyrebird in the Dandenongs. You can hear the bellbirds, black cockatoos as well as the usual wattlebirds, currawongs, kookaburras and the like while the bird is fanning its tail
(edit - oops, forgot the link!!)
always wondered how they could mimic a bird not found in the area
I've seen echidnas at Thredbo. Once on High Noon and another time on True Blue. Both times I stopped to watch them (and protect them from getting run over) and they certainly gather a small crowd.
They hear them on youtube.
still very common to see them on the road to falls, at one spot in particular
such an ungainly bird in motion. always seem to be going ****, ****, **** as they scramble across the road and up the bank
Spotted this guy last year:
qwillette did that to some Stone Curlews one night, drove them mad trying to get rid of the intruders.
I see a lot of cougars.
I was once at the front of a conga line of cars following a wombat through Thredbo in the middle of the day.
I recall being in the takeaway section of Alfresco Pizza once and a wombat was actually banging on the door with his head, seemingly trying to get in
(a bit like my chickens right at this very moment)
The ones in the Kuringai mimicked train whistles.
Emus, wombats, echidna, gang gangs, black cockatoos
Highlands Copperhead snakes
Calling DSNS, STOP IT!
They coming home to roost?
We have them in our bush backyard here in Sydney in the Bushland Shire of Hornsby. They come right up to the house too.
Kinda relevant: as a kid in Melbourne I would cross town to the Dandenongs to hear these bush choristers....
Next one is minus chain saw noises, other bird sounds (mostly)
Are these found in KNP? They speak to me as quintessentially Australian...
We were queens for ducks last week! It was vewy vewy cwute!
There are Heaps of them on the Guthega Rd. I see at least one every time I drive that Rd.
you would have to pay me more than ducks to be a queen.
A likely story!
who told you about that night! it was only one time i promise