Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:49 am

Bit of history in the making here -

http://www.afl.com.au/womens

Starts tonight.

Tell me sir what does your wife do for a hobby :shock:
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:39 am

Someone has been pinching my apples.
My apple tree is well loaded but I am not sure how many I will get to eat.

I thought it was fruit bats at first. There are a few hanging around.
Pretty big critters that startle you at night when they suddenly take flight from a tree you walk past with the dog.
The sound of there wings is very different to any bird.

But no.

I have caught the culprit red handed.
There were 6 of them in the tree this morning and they were not to keen to leave either.
Alas the tree is a bit to big to net so I suppose I will have to share.

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Neilywatch » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:42 am

Well Steve -

They look like parrots - bring them over here and sell them for $2,000 each! :D
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:47 am

The authorities get a bit upset with people who try to do that ........................................................
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:11 am

Biggest cyclone in 6 years is about to hit Queensland

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stor ... ifies.html

Great shot of storm here showing size.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/c ... ts/8388866

Here is a pic in case the link dies.

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:30 pm

Happy to report no loss of life so far but lots of damage.
They claim about 25% of sugar cane crop for this year wiped out.
It was a slow moving storm. If the eye hit you it took a few hours to pass.
I think this was a good thing because they had a lot of time to get ready for it.

Still pleased we don't have these in my part of the world.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby veritas » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:11 am

Glad to hear Stephan you are safe. Was there loss of life. I have been following the story some last few days.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:24 am

There was no loss of life attributable to the cyclone hitting but it reduced in strength and turned into a huge storm bringing with it massive amounts of rain.
Some places got over 2 ft of rain in 24 hours and there is now massive flooding.
It looks like there may have been lives lost in the flood waters.

Parts of New South Wales and Queensland have been declared disaster zones.

Bit of a wrap up here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-I6VZUoTY0
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:53 am

Latest news confirms 4 lost in floods so far.

The town of Rockhampton has been warned to prepare for the worst floods in years.

Will reach their peak on Wednesday.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:33 am

Someone told me that if I get one of those plastic snakes and put it on the branches of my apple tree it might keep the birds at bay.

Ye right.

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Neilywatch » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:11 am

Man those birds look belligerent!

Look like they were looking to make a meal of your poor snake~~~~~~
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:08 am

When I walk up to the tree they just fly up to the top branches and stare back at me.

I have to throw something at them to get them to move on and even then they just decamp to a near by tree and wait for me to go inside again.

Not many apples left now. I managed to get a few good ones.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Marty101 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:30 am

Steve I have the same problem here with grapes. They wait until they are sweet,then swoop down en masse and wiped me out. This year I'm covering my vines with netting. I've heard of trees being covered too.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby richiec » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:56 pm

Good luck with the birds. We just planted pansies, the rabbits ate all but two flowers plus half of one daffodil. Saw the little bugger behind the house today, shame the wife had already decided what was for dinner.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:18 am

The apples are all gone now but the Mandarin tree is on full song.

These are very tasty and it appears there are no critters interested in them.

Suspect I will be giving some away as to many for us to get through.

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