A funny old season

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Subject: A funny old season
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:23:03 +1000
Following my comment on Saturday last (1/8) that the local Frogmouths appear to have started nesting 3+weeks earlier than in other years, more twigs have been aaded to the nest each night.  After using the same day-roost site every day that I have been home since mid-April, they have also shifted their roost about 200m North to a site never before used pre-breeding, but that may be totally unrelated to the nest building.

This morning while in the Upper El Rancho area of Carwoola I heard clearly, and several times, the call of a Pallid Cuckoo.  It was coming from a bit to the North of our property at about 820m AMSL.  I think the call could be translated as "Why did I get fooled by the warm weather last week?"

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