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Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Platypus at Bega, NSW

Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Bega, NSW - 11 Nov 2019
Ornithorhynchus anatinus at Bega, NSW - 11 Nov 2019
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Ornithorhynchus anatinus 11 Nov 2019 AndrewMorrison
Ornithorhynchus anatinus 11 Nov 2019 MatthewHiggins

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Further to my recent posts and pursuing my theory that most of the large ponds on the Anabranch contain platypus, this morning I re-walked the pond behind the Treatment Works (doing the full length this time) and walked the pond behind the Hospital. As a result I have upped my estimate of the platypus numbers in the treatment pond from 4 to possibly 6, and I saw at least 1 possibly 2 in the Hospital pond (as per photos with this post). Along with the two platypus seen some time back in the next major pond upstream this makes a population of at least 9 in three ponds. The only pond where I have not seen any is the Bridge pond under Tarraganda Lane which may be due to its modest size and traffic noise. Sightings this morning of Whistling Kite, Red-bellied Black Snake and Long-necked Turtles will be posted separately.

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   11 Nov 2019
Nice work, great to hear there's a healthy platypus population in the Anabranch! Keep your eye out for any sign of Carp in those lagoons as they have been confirmed in the lagoon just to the north of Bega Cheese recently (LLS are currently planning a control program). Also, if you get the chance to have a look for platypus in the lagoons north of Bega Cheese please do so as that data will be important in terms of control measures available for the carp control.

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Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Bega, NSW - 12 Nov 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 8 Oct 2020 by MatthewHiggins Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 8 Oct 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Bega, NSW - 2 Sep 2020 by MatthewHiggins Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch) at Bega, NSW - 19 Aug 2020 by MatthewHiggins Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 27 May 2020 by MatthewHiggins Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Bega, NSW - 13 May 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 22 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 1 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 4 Feb 2020 by MatthewHiggins Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 4 Feb 2020 by MatthewHiggins Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 12 Jan 2020 by MatthewHiggins Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Bega, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by MatthewHiggins
Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Bega, NSW - 12 Nov 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 8 Oct 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 8 Oct 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Bega, NSW - 2 Sep 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch) at Bega, NSW - 19 Aug 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 27 May 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Bega, NSW - 13 May 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 22 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 28 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 1 Mar 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bega, NSW - 4 Feb 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 4 Feb 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Bega, NSW - 12 Jan 2020 by MatthewHiggins
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Bega, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by MatthewHiggins

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Nov 2019 09:29 AM Recorded on
  • MatthewHiggins Recorded by
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