A Tawny Frogmouth

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Subject: A Tawny Frogmouth
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 19:17:12 +0000
Tawny Frogmouths have amazing abilities to ignore the activities of

When I first became aware of them in our rural-residential block (9 years
ago)  I was concerned that mowing the lawn would cause them angst. Not only
did that not disturb them - beyond opening an eye briefly - but they
totally ignore me using a chainsaw directly under them while they're

This year the family (both adults and 2 chicks) decided to spent the chicks
2nd day out of the nest in a tree hanging over a track used by contractors
concreting the base for a shed.  Despite utes driving back and forth all
day the only reaction was the chicks huddled a little more into the fork in
which they were sitting.

Martin Butterfield

On 8 December 2017 at 22:09, <> wrote:

> perched on my TV antenna in inner west Sydney tonight. I've disturbed a
> tawny frogmouth twice from the Hills Hoist which is at close eye level from
> my back door. The one tonight was unconcerned about me walking under it to
> put the rubbish in the bins. If it's the same individual; then it has
> adapted to me.
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