Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nature at the Highrise

What is this? It looks a little like a dragonfly. I am not keen on these long bodied insects. What is the purpose of the end of the body? Does it have a stinger to dig into your tender flesh?


Speaking of creatures at the highrise, do you recall a couple of weeks ago when I noticed magpies hanging around? The culprit has been discovered, a rich artist in her sixties who lives up top and puts out the occasional piece of meat for the magpies. Maggies or ravens are fine, but if I see pigeons, doves or Indian mynahs hanging around for food, there will be trouble.

13 comments:

  1. Yup...dragonflies. They are everywhere this year. I saw a bunch of them flitting around at the park next to the Queen Vic markets a couple of weeks ago.

    Btw...you don't have to worry about the back end...the claspy things are for mating.

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  2. The worst are the lorrikkeetts, I reckon ... not sure what to double in that spelling, so went back and gave you a few extras.

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  3. Embrace your inner Dragonfly, they dine on mozzies and flies.
    My mad mother-in-law used to toss a huge handful of minced meat onto her shared roof, at Williamstown, for the freakin' seagulls of all feathered beings!

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  4. Context AR. I like to see them hovering over water. Should I be more afraid knowing the end bit is to clasp for mating?

    Only been in inner Melbourne for less than a decade Julie. They are so pretty, but so so noisy.

    Yuk Jayne. I should have added seagulls.

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  5. I love dragonflys, they remind me of helicopters!

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  6. Yep Fen, the way they hover.

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  7. And they can go backwards too!

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  8. Dragonflies are one of my favorite animals. They don't sting, but I've heard they can bite if you pester them a lot.

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  9. Anonymous12:58 am

    We have lots of beautiful dragonflys out and about at the moment. Autumn seems to be their time.

    And what's wrong with seagulls? I really miss them...

    You should be out some apple or banana on the balcony - maybe you can coax a possum up! V.

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  10. Just like a real helicopter Fen.

    Advice noted Dina. I shan't pester them.

    V, when I was a kid a gull tried to steal food from my hand when I as inside the car. Another hit the windscreen once when the car was stationary and left a horrible mess on the windscreen. I dislike the way the pester for food. As for flocks of them at rubbish tips. I am sure we saw seagulls in Japan?

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  11. Anonymous6:28 pm

    Yeah, they're in Aomori city but not in Hirosaki; it's too far inland. I know gulls can be nuisances but I still like them. V.

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  12. Mia loves those creatures, now she is going to go out and look for some tomorrow, oh nooo lol

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  13. Non adventurous seagulls in Japan V. They travel a long way inland here.

    Cazzie, great to see them darting around over water.

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