Moths and Frogmouths

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'COG List'" <>
Subject: Moths and Frogmouths
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 21:47:57 +1000
Years ago someone (in Chifley / Curtin / Hughes area) invited me to their house to show me the very delicate imprint of a bird about the size of a TF on their house window. It was what was left of the powder down of the bird's feathers as it had obviously collided full body against the window. It looked like the ghost of a bird. It appeared to have a broad beak and quite rounded wings and on that and the size I thought it likely to be a TF.
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From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Sunday, 22 May 2011 9:30 PM
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Moths and Frogmouths

As the rain has started we have got a huge number of very large moths on our windows where they are illuminated from inside.  Each pane is about 2.5sq m and has at least 10 moths. 

So far we have had three assaults by the local Tawny Frogmouths.  They seem to display great skill in hitting the window with their talons or beak to pick off their prey without joining us in the dryness and warmth!  This has however attracted the attention of the small dog as well as ourselves!

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