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#791595 - 06/10/09 12:07 AM Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary
Marz Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
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Loc: Melbourne Australia
The glidercam that many people watch on the internet is based at the Latrobe University's Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary right in the suburbs of Melbourne. Only the distant sound of traffic is a giveaway that it is not in a rural area.

Situated on 65 acres which over the past forty years has been recreated into a research and education centre for biodiversity and ecology, it is easy to imagine you are in the heart of wild glider country.

There are obvious chew marks on favourite gum and wattle trees where gliders have been searching for dinner.


Today was wet, cold, raining, hailing with a little winter sunshine all thrown in. Any nocturnal animal was well bedded down for the day so the trip was purely to investigate what is actually outside the nestbox that everyone watches daily on the internet.

There are so many nestboxes and all for different animals/birds. Being only 40 years in the making, there are limited older trees and hollows so these man made hollows (nestboxes) ensure homes for the wildlife in the sanctuary. Whilst I managed to locate a couple of nestboxes with cameras attached including the sugar glider nestbox, I am not going to post photos of these on the net simply to maintain security for those animals that live in these boxes.


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mws1.jpg

Description: The entry to the Sanctuuary.

mws2.jpg

Description: One of the large manna gum trees that grace the sanctuary.

mws3.jpg

Description: Welcome rain didn't stop the outing

mws4.jpg

Description: Gliders have been here. Black wattle trunk where the gliders have been dining on the sap.



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#791599 - 06/10/09 12:21 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Marz]
BelladonnasMom
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Marz, that is so exciting! My email addy is in my profile. If you feel comfortable, could I possibly see the nest box pics. There is ZERO chance I will be making the tip to Australia in the foreseeable future... and I would not share them if you sais not to.

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#791963 - 06/10/09 07:00 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
Marz Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
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Loc: Melbourne Australia
More photos!


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mws5.jpg

Description: Three of the many nestboxes in the sanctuary. These would be most likely for possums.

mws6.jpg

Description: One of the beautful gum trees on the property. Sugar glider haven.

mws7.jpg

Description: Closeup of a wattle trunk. The sap is a definite dinner source for the sugar gliders here.

mws8.jpg

Description: The foliage of the silver wattle next to a gum tree trunk. Both trees are major food sources for the wild sugar glider.

mws9.jpg

Description: This is one of the possible alternate homes to many sugar glders in the sanctuary.



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#791967 - 06/10/09 07:06 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Marz]
AmyLynn
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That is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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#791978 - 06/10/09 07:39 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
SugarGliderCandy
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how lucky you are to see all that in person! thanks for sharing with us!

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#791979 - 06/10/09 07:39 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
bdeese
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Awesome! Thats so neat!
Thank you for sharing!

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#803498 - 07/07/09 04:57 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
Marz Offline
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Loc: Melbourne Australia
For those that are interested, the current temperature here in Melbourne at 8am is 28 degrees farenheit. A chilly night just past.

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#803507 - 07/07/09 05:05 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Marz]
HandcuffedAngel
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Is there a link to the cam? I'm out of the loop, I have never heard of this!

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#803513 - 07/07/09 05:30 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
BelladonnasMom
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http://www.gould.edu.au/wildlifecams/sugar_glider.asp

Its nighttime right now so they are all out having fun and finding dinner. I think they start to come back to the nest about 9:30 our time??? Not sure about that though.

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#803515 - 07/07/09 05:32 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
HandcuffedAngel
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Thank you, Robin! heart

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#803521 - 07/07/09 05:42 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
Marz Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
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Loc: Melbourne Australia
It's daytime here now. Nearly 9am so if they are not in the nest now (can't check as I'm at work and the webpage doesn't work here), they wont be for the rest of the day. Actually it's been a few days since I've seen them in the nestbox so they must have found a warmer place to sleep.

I know all my animals were cuddled up together last night. I gave out some extra fleece blankets to the ringtail possums who do not sleep in big groups, but the gliders were all snuggled up toasty warm in their deep nestboxes.

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#803529 - 07/07/09 06:06 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Marz]
astronoc
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The nest is empty frown

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#804179 - 07/08/09 09:15 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
KarenE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/00
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We had a pair in the nest for a while but they are gone again, so I think Marz is correct, and they have found a warmer place to sleep.

It has been some time now since I have seen any activity in the nest.

Guess we'll have to wait for warmer weather to have residents again ohwell
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#804323 - 07/09/09 06:14 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: KarenE]
flutterbye Offline
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Wooohooo residents in the nest this morning....
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#804387 - 07/09/09 10:20 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: flutterbye]
monluvspagen
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No anymore... but I think it is night time over there now?

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#804653 - 07/09/09 06:17 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
KarenE Offline
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Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
We've got residents snoozing sleep
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#810079 - 07/21/09 09:35 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: KarenE]
Lisa_NJG
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Id love to see, but doesnt look like the cam is working for me.. not sure why. I cant watch avi movies either. The missing plug in wont install on my pc..

oh well, Ill keep trying..:)

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#810248 - 07/21/09 02:50 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
SugMom2B
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Is it just me or are others experiencing this; everytime I visit the site I get a black screen where the video is to be, and I can never see the gliders frown...am I doing something wrong? I have everything installed correctly, because the site is coming up fine, but just not the actual video...


Edited by SugMom2B (07/21/09 02:51 PM)

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#810293 - 07/21/09 04:07 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
PriVe
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this sounds great! would love to visit Aus someday, since i was a kid i love koalas, roos and of course gliders!
i'm at work now and can't see the vid upset
hope i could see it at home
is it live feed?

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#810295 - 07/21/09 04:11 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
Incerta Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 1092
Loc: Naperville, IL, USA
Originally Posted By: SugMom2B
Is it just me or are others experiencing this; everytime I visit the site I get a black screen where the video is to be, and I can never see the gliders frown...am I doing something wrong? I have everything installed correctly, because the site is coming up fine, but just not the actual video...


It's because you're using Firefox, I think. I had the same problem, but it works fine in internet explorer.
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#810326 - 07/21/09 05:39 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Incerta]
KarenE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/00
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Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Firefox does seem to be a problem. I have to view it through my AOL account where I do not use FF.
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#810405 - 07/21/09 09:17 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: KarenE]
SugMom2B
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OK, I was at work trying to view, and everything else came up but the video, but I am home now and I am able to watch!!
I love this! smile

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#812216 - 07/26/09 10:15 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
AustralianJungle
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That is soooo cool to be able to see wild gliders in Australia doing their thing.

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#813145 - 07/28/09 01:38 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
I have been visiting the cam site for years not only to watch the sugar gliders but the other nest boxes.

Today... which is night time australian time... I clicked the Kookaburra Nest box expecting it to be empty again as always. And guess what??? A Kookaburra is home!!!!!! It is the first time I have ever seen one in the box. He or she is sleeping.

Love the Aus Glider Cams
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#813148 - 07/28/09 01:42 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Judie]
KarenE Offline
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Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Nooooooo way. I have NEVER seen one. BRB

Okay, where specifically are you looking, Judie. Guess I don't know what I'm looking for.


Edited by KarenE (07/28/09 01:44 PM)
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#813386 - 07/28/09 08:42 PM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: KarenE]
Judie Offline
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Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Oh Karen, I am so sorry I missed your reply. I posted and then had to go to the vet.

The Kookaberra was in the center of the cam photo where you see the light filtering into the box. He/she was covered with the grass and it's head and bill were in full view as if watching the camera. The eyes were closed but I could see the black marikings around the eyes and it's large beak.

I will watch the cam on and off tomorrow... and just maybe I will see him/her again. If the bird is home again... I will post to this thread.
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#813534 - 07/29/09 04:21 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Judie]
Judie Offline
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Kookaberra is in his/her box!!!!! jump jump jump
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#813545 - 07/29/09 05:39 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Judie]
Marz Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 708
Loc: Melbourne Australia
I went to see the kookaburra but all I saw was a white tipped sugar have a scratch and then leave the kookaburra nest box. there is a bat in the bat nestbox too.

Lots of action tonight!

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#813546 - 07/29/09 05:42 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Marz]
Marz Offline
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Loc: Melbourne Australia
Two bats moving round now but looks like they are waking up and will soon be out of there. Guess its dinner time. They are microbats.

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#813629 - 07/29/09 09:09 AM Re: Aus Glider cam AKA Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary [Re: Marz]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
I just checked the Kookaburra box and something was inside moving around under the grass for the longest time. after about ten minutes.... a sugar glider appeared out of the grassy material and left the box.

No Kookaburra.
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