Re: Tawny Frogmouth question

To: "Karen Pearson" <>
Subject: Re: Tawny Frogmouth question
From: "Ken Maling" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 20:08:09 +1100
Hi Karen

My experience with Tawny Frogmouths is that they don't move around a great
deal. There is a pretty good chance that you will find the three in the
same spot tomorrow. Grab your camera and go!

At Churchill Park Golf Course, not so very far from Braeside, we had a
pair (or their descendents) nesting in a gum tree on the 17th tee for many
years. Always found them a very handy distraction for the opposing team
just before teeing off!


Ken Maling

-----Original Message-----

>I hope you will bear with my uncontrollable excitement during this email.
>I'm relatively new to birding and just partook of my first land based,
>on-my-own birding outing since finishing a wonderful beginners birding
>course a couple of months ago.
>Anyway, I saw 3 Tawny Frogmouths this afternoon at Braeside Park.  Now
>may not sound all that exciting... but at this stage any bird I can
>positively i.d. causes much internal jubilation - to add to this joy, was
>the fact that I REALLY wanted to see a Frogmouth and was carefully
>an eye out for them on the chance that they may be about.
>What can I say... three on the one branch looking  straight at me !!!
>they stopped looking like sticks of course.    What mesmerising eyes they
>have.  It was like I'd won the lottery..... 3 times over.
>My question is... I was a little miffed I hadn't taken my big lump of a
>camera with me.  What would the chances of them being on the same tree,
>near abouts, tomorrow??   No doubt curiosity and the desire to have my
>own photo of these beautiful birds will win out and I will go again
>It made my week !

>Hampton, Vic.

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