16 September 2012

Out Walking

The Rehabilitating One and I are out walking twice a day these days, building up his post-op strength.  Nice to spend so much time together away from work, walking around with all the time in the world.  And we've had some sunny days to enjoy these walks.

And just have a look here at what we saw on the corner of Jones and Nelson, just a hop, skip and a jump around the corner from where we live.  Literally, around-the-corner!!

Aren't they gorgeous?!!  Did you see the joeys in the pouches?  The little heads peeking out?  And in one instance the joey went in head first and all you can see are the legs poking out of the pouch!!!  Look at the strength in those hind legs and tail - this wasn't an action shot, he was just standing there for ages wondering which way to go.  And deciding church was a safe haven, off they all went.

I will always squeal with excitement when I see native animals out and about.  This will never change.

What animals do you see in your neighbourhood?


  1. Hi Trudy what incredible local wildlife, I feel a bit daft to ask if they are kangaroos or wallabys! having never seen either in real life! they are very sweet with their babies in their pouches. Here we see the odd deer or badger or sometimes a fox, but they are really all quite shy, not really roaming around so obviously. Great pictures in the last post by the way, Heather x

    1. They're kangaroos, sorry should have mentioned that!!

  2. Wow what a great post, such beautiful creatures.. around here we are surrounded by grey squirrels and foxes,, and a billion sea gulls, always ready to steal any food you might be walking along with.
    Pixie x

  3. Wow! How fantastic are they?!!! Where we live we see foxes, rabbits, squirrels and hedgehogs. When I go to my mum's (in the counrtyside!) there are deer, hare, owls, herons, and lots of birds of prey that I haven't managed to identify yet! Like you though, I get very excited when I see them!
    Karen xx

  4. They are so cute! My girls would love to have them in the local countryside! Ada :)

  5. Lovely pictures. I like the way they are craning their necks to look back at you. Our main wildlife are grey squirrels, and we have lots of foxes. If you are out at night you almost trip over a fox every 5 mins. Not that many birds though.

  6. Goodness, I can't imagine seeing a real life Joey in the wild....I dropped my youngest at work this morning, drove across the common, just cows, horses and for the first time a donkey! Foxes, badgers...just "ordinary" animals in lil old England!

  7. I saw a squirrel this morning and was excited by that - I cant imagine how wonderful it would be to see a kangaroo around the corner!

  8. We are very lucky to live in the country so see amazing wildlife around us. Deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits, owls, herons, sparrow hawks, bats, frogs to name just o few. Living in a house on a farm we also see all the farm animals, horses, geese, ducks, chickens etc - so we are really spoilt for animals.

  9. I would love to see a kangaroo up close and personal.....well not too close! I live in the suburbs so I see an occasional cat. At our cabin in the nearby mountains we see squirrels, chipmunks, deer!

  10. Wow, these photos are amazing!!! Is this unusual? Do you often see kangaroos roaming around the streets - I thought they only existed in the countryside!

    We live in a city so don't see much, but we do have lots of birds and squirrels, and the odd fox and hedgehog. That's about it. x

  11. Thanks so much for all your comments : -) Loved hearing about your own native wildlife. Badgers and hedgehogs are animals I've never seen!! And I was wondering what the collective noun for kangaroos is, and it is a 'troop of kangaroos' ... very cute!!


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