This year apart from a sighting just down the road, we have not had a visit from Eddie or Edwina or Al the Echidnas.
I miss them.. they would arrive and take a stroll around the property searching for ants and termites and they had nothing to fear here as we don’t allow the pets to harass wildlife.
Since the 8 acres next door has had an area cleared for a house we have not seen them. There is no work happening next door.. but the trees are down in a big area and I am sure the Echidnas don’t like traversing across such bare spaces of land ..it just shows how fragile our environment is I suppose and how even the smallest change can affect the wildlife that lives within.
And the beak is a wonderful holder for a lovely long tongue designed to get ants….
I do hope they return….