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vanislander: Hi - 'roos across the inlet
vanislander: It's been nice seeing so many bowerbirds at Al's. Good that the strategy for keeping the cockatoos away has worked.
vanislander: My big hang up will be .... snakes! Emoticon emoticon-18
vanislander: Sorry I missed everyone. Just wanted to say that I can see why Kim fell in love with both homes, but her choice makes so much sense to me too. I love the fact that there are so many trees - I'll be hoping for koalas! Emoticon emoticon-15 Also, the fact that not only is the whole property fenced, but the patio area is also completely fenced - which will suit Rex! Emoticon emoticon-53
RB2sMom: Pair of lorikeets chowing down at AlCam Emoticon emoticon-78Emoticon emoticon-78
RB2sMom: G'day all, sorry I missed you Bruce and Tom, Hi Kim, Al, Van, Diane, Rick,
RB2sMom: Kim, totally impressed with your new house (thanks for the link Al). Did you also say it comes with the furniture? This reminds me of your residence with the first BYGC in that nice garden area. Should attract a lot of wildlife and be more private down toward the end of the residential street. All one level, so much easier.
Bruce: hooroo
Bruce: and pills Emoticon emoticon-62
AussieAl: Hooroo Bruce.
Bruce: gotta goget breakie cya
AussieAl: OK.
Bruce: NBN soon
Bruce: 3G at times so far
Bruce: just ok
AussieAl: How’s your internet at your new place?
Bruce: yep
AussieAl: Plenty of time for that.
Bruce: hate this keyboard
Bruce: im inn but settled ? not yet loots of unpacking to do
AussieAl: Have you settled in, Bruce?
Bruce: hooroo :0
Bruce: the maggie is aving chook for breakie
AussieAl: Hooroo.
KimmyRoo: ok bbl
Bruce: ok Kimmy
KimmyRoo: yes
AussieAl: For work, Kim?
KimmyRoo: gallons Emoticon emoticon-61
AussieAl: We’ve had gallons, Emoticon emoticon-62.
KimmyRoo: Im on the road today so I will give you both a call
Bruce: lot
Bruce: not a loy
AussieAl: Have you had much rain, Bruce?
KimmyRoo: only a little
KimmyRoo: Im surprised its not flooding yet
AussieAl: Is it still raining there?
KimmyRoo: good to see you both
AussieAl: Oh, Emoticon emoticon-62.
KimmyRoo: he's eating part of a BBQ chicken
Bruce: Emoticon emoticon-31 Kimmy 3
AussieAl: Not too bad, thanks.
KimmyRoo: hey hey.... there's the two main guys on this page Emoticon emoticon-61
Bruce: ok mate no change ,you?
AussieAl: Kim, what is the lorikeet eating?
AussieAl: How’s things, Bruce?
Bruce: hi Al Emoticon emoticon-53
AussieAl: G’day Kim, Bruce. Emoticon emoticon-60
KimmyRoo: Good Morning
Diane_IllinoisUSA: See ya....take care also!Emoticon emoticon-53
Rick: Take care! Emoticon emoticon-15
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Well, I better get some some things done around here before we go out later.....BBL if I have time!
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Anchovies smell also!Emoticon emoticon-62
Diane_IllinoisUSA: There is all you can eat rolls and honey butter to put on them....with any meal there.
Rick: Emoticon emoticon-62
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Don't care for tuna much....smells fishy!Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: I'm not huge on seafood, I like cod, I like tuna, but that's pretty much it Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: "But it says all-you-can-eat!!"
Diane_IllinoisUSA: I think only allowed one dessert where we are going!Emoticon emoticon-62
Diane_IllinoisUSA: I like mosly any kind of seafood....crab, lobster and shrimp are great!
Rick: Unlimited Dessert? Brb getting my shoes Emoticon emoticon-31
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Coleslaw and dessert also
Rick: British fish and chips is good!
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Don't usually get Fridays off from work so good time for fish and chips!Emoticon emoticon-15
Rick: All you can eat is great, but if it's only fish I'll pass Emoticon emoticon-31
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Going out for dinner tonight....Fish fry...all you can eat!
Rick: Yours is marginally better than mine Emoticon emoticon-31
Diane_IllinoisUSA: I know...it gets dark here early also....4:30pm and it is 12:35pm now!Emoticon emoticon-18
Rick: sunset: 3:53, sunrise 7:29
Rick: I hate it
Rick: It's already been dark here for 2.5hrs, it's only 6:35pm Emoticon emoticon-62
Diane_IllinoisUSA: 5:32am there now....everyone should be getting up soon!
Rick: Apple Bobbing is becoming popular there this summer!
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Al's apples are soaking in water!Emoticon emoticon-62
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Yes it would!Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: It'd be a crazy day if it snowed by the coast there Emoticon emoticon-62
Diane_IllinoisUSA: I'll take rainy weather anyday! Emoticon emoticon-53
Diane_IllinoisUSA: They don't get much snow there....Al and Kim are lucky!
Rick: Raining again on the cams, they need a break from this dreary weather, It's meant to be hot and sunny there but they haven't seen much sun for a while!
Diane_IllinoisUSA: I would love to move somewhere where there isn't any snow....Australia seems great to live...maybe someday!Emoticon emoticon-15
Rick: Well, that does sound fine to me! Just you time!
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Hi there Rick, We didn't do much just the husband and I , just made dinner here!
Rick: It's unusual this early in the season over here (with exception of Scotland I guess)
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Rick, Snow is a bad word, I"m so glad we don"t have any yet!Emoticon emoticon-53
Rick: Hi there Diane! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!
Diane_IllinoisUSA: Emoticon emoticon-66 Evereyone, Wow Al, that is a beautiful home....that's the one I would of picked also! Emoticon emoticon-75Emoticon emoticon-15
Rick: My part of the UK appears to be the only part not under a weather warning for tomorrow! Chat image Emoticon emoticon-38
RB2sMom: Yard guy is here, need to go speak with him
RB2sMom: But the eating and company are fun Emoticon emoticon-8Emoticon emoticon-9
Rick: That's the worst part about Christmas too, All the food prep is a lot of work Emoticon emoticon-62
RB2sMom: Oinky and piggy of course...too much food...lots of work, but husband shared and carved the turkey breast and cleaned up afterwards...
Rick: How was your Thanksgiving?
Rick: Makes me long for warmer days!
RB2sMom: Wet and cold here, but that is usual for fall...lots of leaves to blow and rake
Rick: A wet and chilly morning here, it got down to near freezing last night.
Rick: I just got back from town Emoticon emoticon-15
RB2sMom: Kim has moved more than anyone I know in such a short time
RB2sMom: Hi Rick, at least I am not the only one awake
Rick: #6 wow Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: Hey there RB
RB2sMom: I would love to see the link again for the new house that you are moving into Kim, floorplans, photos etc.
RB2sMom: Al, great pictures, I saved them in my "Al" folder....I have folders for each cam location and person, looks like I will be going to #6 for Kim. Emoticon emoticon-62
RB2sMom: Van, I will light a candle for your tree.
RB2sMom: Kim, sounds like you like the right house for you. One level you will appreciate as knees get older and backs hurt. Hope you have galahs there with minimal corellas. Emoticon emoticon-59
vanislander: I'm off to a comfy spot in the other room - bbl
vanislander: The important thing is that Kim and Mick fell in love with it and will hopefully be in by Christmas
vanislander: I had guessed it would be that house - just took another look - it does look great and so does the yard, but I loved the location of the blue house, with the water access too
vanislander: Uhoh - looks like I missed the big reveal - was exploring down our driveway in the rain
KimmyRoo: Talk soon
AussieAl: OK, bbs. Well done.
KimmyRoo: I will have multiple cams
AussieAl: So many places you can put it.
KimmyRoo: The cam will be awesome here
KimmyRoo: Definitely more liveable
AussieAl: I think it's more liveable on one level, but that could be because I'm getting old, Emoticon emoticon-62.
KimmyRoo: Walk in with our clothes and food and happy days
KimmyRoo: Thank you and this sale was meant to be
KimmyRoo: Ducks
AussieAl: Good choice, Kim and Mick.
KimmyRoo: And wallabies and Roos and possums and blue fairy wrens
KimmyRoo: Rainforest type surrounds
AussieAl: ...and a bridge, Emoticon emoticon-62.
KimmyRoo: And it has a pond
AussieAl: ...and beautiful gardens.
KimmyRoo: And cheaper
KimmyRoo: It’s breathtaking
KimmyRoo: Yes it does Emoticon emoticon-62
AussieAl: Does it? Wow! It's a beautiful home.
KimmyRoo: It also comes with all the furniture
KimmyRoo: 91 suncrest avenue Sussex inlet is the winner
AussieAl: The single storey?
KimmyRoo: So we have put a offer in for the house
AussieAl: ...and the winner is...?
KimmyRoo: That’s wet and snowy
vanislander: Lots of rain here - and snow on mountains - here is a current video of our nearest Mountain ski resort (about 90 mins up island)
https://www.mountwashington.ca/alpine-cam.html
KimmyRoo: Sorry the morning was busy with call outs due to the rain
KimmyRoo: Ok finally here
vanislander: I think this is pointing at our tree that will be coming down after the weekend - this screenshot was taken in 2018 Chat image
vanislander: 3 hrs ago she said "give me 10 and I will reveal " Guess we still have 7 hours to wait?
vanislander: Hooroo Al - how many hours do we have left befor Kim has counted to 10?
vanislander: We should have taken it down before we built, but it looks so straight and firm and healthy - only when some branches were trimmed off the other week was when we saw it has a split trunk higher up that has had sap oozing
AussieAl: Gotta go, Van. Hooroo for now.
vanislander: Yes - it is our largest tree
AussieAl: The one coming down?
vanislander: The logger who will climb promised he would wear his best orange vest! Emoticon emoticon-61
vanislander: When it pans over to where we are it is the tallest tree in that area
AussieAl: Oh, that one. Thanks.
vanislander: The tighnamara one
AussieAl: True.
vanislander: Oh well - we aren't spending on travel these days ... Emoticon emoticon-62
AussieAl: Which cam is that, Van?
vanislander: I think it will be possible to see from the webcam across the bay
AussieAl: Emoticon emoticon-62. I was thinking that.
vanislander: So the crane is a large rental one, with operator (I hear $$$$ mounting up ) Emoticon emoticon-18
vanislander: They have their own truck with bucket, but needed a big crane for this job as the tree is on the other side of the house from where they can park
AussieAl: Understandable.
vanislander: No they phoned to cancel until after the weekend - weather is nasty today and likely tomorrow
AussieAl: Have your lumberjacks been?
vanislander: He is adorable - he is probably one of 2 or 3 but we never see them together, so guessing it's more than one
vanislander: He will take a whole walnut and carry it off to bury it somewhere, but if I halve one he loves to spend quite a while getting all the nutty bits out
AussieAl: He’s a lucky squirrel, Emoticon emoticon-62.
vanislander: Yes we had none left on our tree before it was felled - all the invaders had taken them before the nuts were even mature Emoticon emoticon-18
AussieAl: Do you give him the walnut?
vanislander: If we haven't seen hi at the patio door he tries the window ledge where he figures somebody might see him
vanislander: I feel that way when the little squirrel comes calling - we get such a kick out of seeing him so delicately eat half a walnut (in half shell) burying his little face in it Emoticon emoticon-53
AussieAl: It’s little things like that that make my day.
vanislander: Emoticon emoticon-15 You are a lucky man!
AussieAl: How lucky am I to have company while washing up.Chat image
AussieAl: How lucky am I to have company while washing up. Chat image
vanislander: OK - I was doing other stuff anyway - chat later
vanislander: So glad that Keith was able to help you - couldn't have wished for a better brother!
Bruce: bb phone
Bruce: yes got some warm stuff from storage
vanislander: Do you have some spare clothing - I imagine you lost all you'd kept
Bruce: more layers I think Emoticon emoticon-62
Bruce: winter is going to be a problem Emoticon emoticon-62
Bruce: I feel a cool day thats for sure
Bruce: lots of PC's and keith brought inn a spare TV
vanislander: And it's warm enough for you - after the tropics!
vanislander: Just take it easy - don't overdo things! Hope you have some basic furniture and tv and computer!
Bruce: Flat is good plenty of room for me, too much Emoticon emoticon-62
Bruce: yep I'm ok just putting up with it Emoticon emoticon-62
vanislander: Hope you are doing well in your new home - and staying rested and healing!
vanislander: state of emergency was declared - army called in to help with rescu and rebuilding of roads - we have petrol rationing and some empty shore shelves ... but we'll survive
Bruce: ys wow saw that Emoticon emoticon-18
vanislander: We are safe, but other places have seen devastation - many have lost their homes - and thousands of livestock have been lost. Emoticon emoticon-18
Bruce: Geez Van , we are gettingmajor floods inland as well , stay safe there please
vanislander: Things have been pretty bad here with all the flooding and washouts - now we are going through yet another 'atmospheric river' event - lots of rain and strong winds today
vanislander: Hello Bruce - hear the clicks from chat from the other room - we've been waiting for Kimmy to tell us where she's moving to Emoticon emoticon-39
RB2sMom: OK, back to dinner prep, turkey coming out, and wine going in Emoticon emoticon-62 Emoticon emoticon-7
vanislander: Yet to be revealed, RB Emoticon emoticon-61
RB2sMom: And the winner is?
Rick: Or maybe I can get a ham for a change!
Rick: I saw turkey for sale here the other day but I decided against it, not really fancying it this year Emoticon emoticon-62 Chicken will do!
vanislander: But rail lines are now running, both CP and CN, I think
vanislander: Doubt whether we'll be able to find any turkey for Christmas - wishing I'd bought a frozen one at Thanksgiving
vanislander: Along with poultry, dairy , hog farms, other fruit and veg So sad Emoticon emoticon-18
Rick: Emoticon emoticon-18
vanislander: All the blueberry farms outside Vancouver got wiped out Emoticon emoticon-18
vanislander: Now there's an idea! I'll make them if blue wins Emoticon emoticon-61
Rick: I'll be over for Blueberry Pancakes soon enough Emoticon emoticon-15
vanislander: I have blueberries in my oatmeal!
Rick: Emoticon emoticon-31
Rick: Having blueberries today, Al?
vanislander: I haven't had mine yet - but it is waiting ...
AussieAl: Meanwhile, my brekkie calls. Bbl.
vanislander: Maybe listening to Crystal Blue Persuasion?
vanislander: She's renegotiating? Emoticon emoticon-61
AussieAl: She’s having a quiet chuckle to herself.
vanislander: Kim posted 15 mins ago - maybe she meant 10 hours?
Rick: Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: what word
vanislander: How come the censor didn't catch that word?
AussieAl: The bookies are running scared.
Rick: Going to have to slash the odds!
AussieAl: There have been a lot of wagers on Blue!
AussieAl: Ladies and gentlemen, there has been a slight delay in the judge’s decision.
Rick: suspense!
AussieAl: …and the winner is…
Rick: Al has impeccable time keeping!
AussieAl: …1…
Rick: Al is eager Emoticon emoticon-62
AussieAl: …2…
AussieAl: …3…
AussieAl: …4…
AussieAl: The big reveal, Rick, Emoticon emoticon-62
Rick: You counting down to the toaster popping up, Al?
AussieAl: …5…
AussieAl: …6…
AussieAl: …7…

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New cam location in Sussex Inlet, NSW

By Rick | February 21, 2021
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We have successfully trialed a live stream from a new cam location on the South Coast of NSW at Sussex Inlet. An amazing little town here in Australia. The town lies on the west bank of the waterway called Sussex Inlet, which divides New South Wales from the Jervis Bay Territory. From Glossy Black Cockatoos to Kangaroos this cam will offer more than we have ever seen historically at Australian Bird Cams formerly known as Backyard Galah Cam. We think its…

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First Week! A quick update on where we are.

By Rick | September 22, 2019
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The new site has been up and running for a little over a week. Many tweaks have been made since, there are probably many more to be made in the coming weeks. The following are a few recent tweaks and changes made to the experience. The fourth cam is now embedded on the site. The chat order is now reversed to be like our old chat. The input and latest message is at the top rather than bottom. The chat…

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New Name, New Look, Same Friends and Community.

By Rick | September 15, 2019
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It has been a long time since we started as Backyard Galah Cam back in 2010. We have made many friends and seen people come and go, some people who have passed away are dearly missed but are remembered in our hearts, as ever. We realised last year that it was time for the next chapter to our story and that was to create something fresh and exciting, but due to life taking hold we weren’t able to get to…

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