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|Subject:||Welcome back Frogmouths|
|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:28:25 +0000|
As I hadn't seen the resident Tawny Frogmouths since 8 November I wondered if the annoying behaviour of the Pied Currawongs which nest in the same tree as the Froggies had driven them away. They normally hang around for a few weeks with the chicks while they develop their life skills and then disappear for 3-4 weeks, during which the chicks head off to find their own patch. However the adults have turned up again this morning, to my great pleasure.
It may or may not be a coincidence but the rain of the past two days has finally generated some run-off, replenishing the dams and generating some flow in Whiskers Creek for the first time since 23 November. Certainly the frogs were raucous at 0600 this morning.
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