|To:||"'Denis Wilson'" <>, "'COG bird discussions'" <>|
|Subject:||Boobooks calling actively|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:27:38 +1100|
I guess it depends on how you view the year, but I'm surprised at your writing "early" (maybe 6-7 months). I would suggest, if it is for breeding, it is late. Maybe post breeding dispersal or territoriality. As in most breeding activity would be towards the end of the spring / summer cycle. HANZAB says breeding "Strongly seasonal with little variation, most clutches Sept - Nov."
From: Denis Wilson [
Sent: Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:30 AM
To: COG bird discussions
Subject: [canberrabirds] Boobooks calling actively
I live on the edge of the village of Robertson, surrounded by mostly cleared farmland, with Rainforest remnants around.
Boobooks are not uncommon. I hear the occasional call, and would not normally comment upon it.
However, last night, in light misting rain, at 10:30 PM a Boobook was calling actively. That was unusual.
I wondered if this is possible breeding season activity?. It seemed early in the season, (to my ears).
Are you amongst Greg Hunt's "increasingly
hysterical environmental activists"?
"The Nature of Robertson"
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