WT Nightjar

Subject: WT Nightjar
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 22:23:05 +1000
Six intrepid nightjarrers had no success tonight :(  I think the bird has
had the good sense to move to warmer climes.  I might try one more time,
but it won't be before the weekend.

When the nightjar failed to appear at the usual time and place tonight,
I opted to scout up to the Kingston end of Jerrabomberra Wetlands
(Tadorna hide), and as far upstream as the walls of the silt trap on
the Fyshwick side of Jerrabomberra Creek, hoping to relocate it.

Apart from a hare, a Brush-tailed Possum, a plague of rabbits, and some
startled ducks, there was no other nocturnal activity to speak of.
Some rasping screeches in the area of the truss bridge over the hill
from Fulica hide were suggestive of a Tyto owl, but not a sausage.

Unfortunately, like Frank I suspect Sunday night's excellent showing was
the nightjar eagerly refueling before heading off.


   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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