4 Tawny Frogmouths + 2 Chicks

Subject: 4 Tawny Frogmouths + 2 Chicks
From: "Margie Reeves"<>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 12:13:45 +1000
Hi Karen,     I'm not trying to upstage you but, can I share in your
excitement also?

I was giving the plants a drink a couple of nights ago when in flew 2
parent  frogmouths with their 2 chicks.  They settled happily on the limb
of an ironbark .      Seconds later they were joined by another 2 adults
which caused the local birdlife to protest strongly.
What a fantastic sight -  to see these night birds silently flying from
tree to tree.   A couple of adults perched on lower branches and I had a
great close-up view.     How beautiful they are, (it was still light enough
to see them clearly) and they were not at all concerned when I walked
slowly towards them.      Magnificent eyes and markings.        The chicks
were in good condition and obviously training to be vocal by the sounds
they were making.

I live in Eltham and unlike other developed areas in the district, I am
fortunate in retaining remnant native vegetation as do neighbouring
properties  -  great Owl habitat.

I can recommend Owl viewing as the best therapy to have after a stressful
day at the office.      Nothing else needed.

cheers to all birdlovers

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