Frogmouths at ANU

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Subject: Frogmouths at ANU
From: "ian hodgson" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 20:41:22 +1000
Thanks Rick. My wife and I found them (just 2) this afternoon. They're very
close to the cycle path - right on it in fact. The tree is in fact just
beside the start of the green plastic along the bottom of the fence. I've
attached a photo - very poor, for which I apologise. The light was pretty
bad (5.10 pm) and I didn't want to use the flash for fear of upsetting them.
I've lightened it a bit with photoshop, but it's still pretty crap. Will
have to go back in the proper daylight.

Ian Hodgson

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Kuhn  
Sent: Tuesday, 16 August 2005 11:36 AM
Subject: Frogmouths at ANU

Yesterday Angus McIntyre reported three 'owl like birds' he had seen 
for several days. I checked them out at 11.20 today (16/8/05) and 
found two Tawny Frogmouths on a dead branch near the trunk 3-4 metres 
up a pale gum. The tree is on the east side of the bike path (on the 
east side of the creek, just near where some green plastic has been 
tacked along the bottom of a wire fence further back. It is the 
stretch of the bike path south of Ward Rd, not far from a 
construction site. The two birds I saw looked mature, but in very low 
res photos Angus took with his phone one of the three blobs seems to 
have a much shorter tail.

Rick Kuhn

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