[not birds] Spotted Burrowing Frog

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Subject: [not birds] Spotted Burrowing Frog
From: Ryu Callaway <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:08:34 +0000
Possibly of interest to members as I think most of us have a broad range of interests in nature not just birds

There were at least 4 or so Spotted Burrowing Frogs calling from a usually dry dam at the south-western area of Appel in Fadden at 6-7pm. For those of you who don't know, Spotted Burrowing Frogs come out of their burrows to breed "only after extensive periods of wet weather" and can spend many years at a time in their burrows. This means that we probably have had the rare case of getting a sufficient period of wet weather and I would expect them to be popping up elsewhere- so I would encourage any frogwatchers in the group to get out there and do a potentially rewarding mid-winter survey and something for anyone to keep their ears out for if you happen to be going for a walk in the cold to find some owls or returning from a roost count etc. etc. :D

Also 4 Black Swans on the 25th feeding on the median strip of Commonwealth Avenue.

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