One of the young feathertail gliders

nesting in our power box. We'll likely get a new nesting box for them soon and try to transfer them across there (and then seal up the meter-box as best we can.

Extremely cute little things, no bigger than an house mouse, but with a gorgeous feathered tail and the ability to glide between trees.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 28th August 2011, This photo: 11:53am

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  • aramisfirefly said:
    Incredible creatures, particularity when you see them glide.
  • AustralisWilds said:
    This is unbelievable! These are one of those things that I've sort of just accepted I'll only ever spot in a zoo, but to have them nesting in a powerbox would be a dream. Make sure you get a good lot of photos for our sake, I'm certainly enjoying this one.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I've yet to see one glide, but they sure are amazingly cute (and don't like the sound of the camera shutter, although Silent mode helps).
    [] Me too, pretty amazing really. I got to pat one this morning while trying to coax it out into a spot more visible to the camera. It'll be tricky moving them to a new home as the power is most definitely live inside the box, so shoving one's hands in there is not without risk.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    This is pretty cute. Looking forward to the possibility [if your camera doesn't scare them too much] of more shots in the near future!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I'll leave them be for the time being until we have acquired a new nesting box for them. I don't want to scare them off before we can give them a better home.
  • James Lagden said:
    A good excuse to shoot video - no noise :)
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    Wow, great work Dave, lucky to have these close to the house!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] D'oh! Didn't think of that James.
    [] Absolutely!
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    Dave, just sent you an e-mail, I might have a free nest box for your gliders.
  • accesser said:
    Fantastic David, Love the marsupials I don't think I've ever seen a glider in person it would be great to see them in action. We have a Bandicoot that lives outside we often see & hear it during the dead of night
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah this is the first Glider I've seen outside a zoo. We also have a bandicoot who at one stage developed a taste for chicken feed.
  • ghis44free said:
    Congratulations on this beautiful photograph.
  • Franck Bouffard said:
    Creative and original.