The kids get booted out

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Subject: The kids get booted out
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:40:41 +1100
The Whiskers Creek Frogmouths have been absent - or at least unlocated by me- for the past 16 days.  This is not unusual for this time of year and reflects the adults teaching the chicks about the extent of the territory.  Being a tad anthropomorphic I get the impression that the chicks are eventually led over the edge of the territory and the parents bolt back to home base, confident in a job well done.  

Whatever.  This morning the parents were back in the roost they used most frequently this year, and the chicks were nowhere to be seen.

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