Surprise sightng in Turramurra

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Subject: Surprise sightng in Turramurra
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 08:08:28 +1000
They are very common around Brisbane now - I see them in middle of the The Gap suburb all the time - quite often during peak hour. They are very road conscious - looking both ways carefully and then a quick dash. I never see a dead one by the side of the road - I wish I could say the same for Frogmouths.  I suspect our continuing very dry weather has forced them to move into the open more.
Rgds Tim.
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From: [On Behalf Of Tom Wilson
Sent: Monday, 9 August 2004 7:01 AM
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Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Surprise sightng in Turramurra

Hi all
taking my early morning walk (for exercise, not birding) this morning, I did take a slight detour to check out what a huge flock of Noisy Miners was upset about - I had heard a Raven calling a little while before so expected to see that, or a possum or maybe a Tawny Frogmouth - I imagine my surprise when the source of the commotion turned out to be a Brush Turkey!
The sighting was made on the small part of Rushall St in Turramurra between Bobbin Head Road and Bannockburn Rd - Turramurra is in the northern suburbs of Sydney.  This is a reasonable way (about 3kms) from the boundary of Ku-ring-Gai National Park, but there are no obvious bushland corridors that would get the turkey to the point where I saw it without crossing a few roads and presumably quite a few gardens.  Not sure how long it will last as there's not much cover in that part of Turramurra.
Tom Wilson
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