Secondhand report of interest

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Secondhand report of interest
From: Elizabeth Keen <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:27:58 +0000
On the way back from the very enjoyable Tidbinbilla walk today I stopped off at the ANBG. Sat to eat picnic lunch on a bench (labelled 'Leuning's Lookout') high up on a track leading towards BM Tower. Directly across the track from this bench is a large nobbly gum and there in a comfy looking hollow was an Owlet Nightjar sunning itself with fluffed up feathers and half-closed eyes. A lovely sight and a definite highlight of the day for me. LK

On 18 Jul 2017, at 7:38 am, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:

This from an ANPS Wednesday Walk on 12 July to the old motorcycle area off Uriarra Road:
It was a rather cold day, and we didn't see much in the way of wildlife – although a Wedge-tailed Eagle did glide over early in the walk. But the avian highlight of the day was a beautiful little Owlet Nightjar. It flew across into a tree beside the track we were on and was so well-camouflaged it took us a while to see it again, even with binoculars. It perched there for some some time, so we got a good look at it while it watched us carefully with its large round eyes. It was another addition to the exciting things we so often see on Wednesday walks.
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