Runaway Train Blazes Through Western Australia For More Than 50 Miles — News : NPR

The train had nobody on it. It was eventually deliberately derailed, creating a dramatic crash scene with huge lengths of crumpled, twisted metal on the desert sand next to the train track.(Image credit: BHP)

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Great Australian birdlife sight taking place in north west Qld

by Sally Cripps – @sallyQCL

Some of the thousands of budgies flocking together around Richmond, as photographed by Terry Carrington.
 Some of the thousands of budgies flocking together around Richmond, as photographed by Terry Carrington

One of the most spectacular birding sights to be seen in Australia is taking place around Richmond at the moment.

The undulating, chirping group formation of budgerigars on the wing, known as a murmuration, has been caught on camera by Richmond grazier, Terry Carrington.

Terry, who lives at Patroy, 27km south of Richmond in north west Queensland, said he had lived in the area all his life but never witnessed as many budgies in a flock as what he has been seeing over the last week.

“2003 would have been the last time I saw them somewhere near as thick as this,” he said.

Read the full article and watch an amazing video that captures an estimated 20,000 budgies participating in a murmur here.

Close Encounter With Whale Leaves 2 Police Officers Beyond Impressed — TIME

Police officers were in for the highlight of their lives when a whale swam up to their boat to make friends. A video captured a whale swimming up to their patrol boat off of Queensland, Australia’s coast on Sunday. The whale popped in and out of the water to say hello, and put on a…

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Wildlife Visitors in April 2018 — My Wild Australia

I was somewhat busier than normal in April so didn’t have as much opportunity to take many photos of the wildlife visitors, so I only have a few to share with you on this occasion. Here are two sulphur crested cockatoos, eyeing me off and walking up and down the veranda, probably wanting to have a […]

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Don’t Feed The Kangaroos — News : NPR

A member of the New South Wales Parliament is calling for warning signs at a hospital that has become a hot spot for tourists wanting kangaroo selfies after several attacks there.(Image credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

via Australian Politician Warns Tourists: Don’t Feed The Kangaroos — News : NPR

Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef

By blocking some of the sunlight hitting the reefs, conservationists hope to dial down the rapid decline of coral.

Read Complete article from National Geographic News here

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Australian Wildlife

Wildlife Visitors in December 2017 — My Wild Australia

December was a busy time leading up to Christmas, and it was hot, but I do have some wildlife visitors to share with you. And I am really excited to introduce you to several brand new visitors in my backyard! 🙂 The kookaburras have become regular visitors once again. And here at long last, is […]

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To Feed Or Not To Feed Backyard Wildlife — My Wild Australia

Feeding backyard wildlife is a worldwide phenomenon – people feed squirrels in backyards in Canada, hedgehogs in England, raccoons in the USA, and possums in Australia. Whether or not people should feed wildlife in their backyards is a controversial topic and a very complex one. Here are my thoughts on both the for and against […]

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