Corroboree Park losses and frogmouth

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Subject: Corroboree Park losses and frogmouth
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 08:24:29 +1000
Three trees lost in the last week in Corroboree Park -
first - and a couple of days before the storm of the last two days - a Eucalypt (?sp.) beside the Community Hall


and last night one of the magnificent E. mannifera street trees (near last years contentious E. viminalis  stump)


This tree was one of the three main roosting trees used by the single remaining Frogmouth inhabiting the Park: this morning the frogmouth was safely (perhaps a little wet after 62mm of rain) roosting in its favourite tree 50 m away. (For the last few months Ive only seen a single frogmouth in CP- the family were last seen together late last year soon after their single nestling fledged).

Interestingly neither of these eucalypts had been marked with yellow crosses for (?possible) felling in last years survey of the Park's trees.

And a third tree down this morning was a ?cypress near the tennis courts- again uprooted..

Robin Hide

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