Re: Frogmouth progress

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Re: Frogmouth progress
From: Stuart Rae <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:41:39 +0000
Always good to see,


Elsewhere in the Canberra region, the first frogmouth chicks have fledged, or left the nest rather: photos of fledged brood 


On 18 October 2017 at 23:47, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Readers may be interested in some photos of Froggie action yesterday afternoon.


On 18 October 2017 at 15:48, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
The brooding male Tawny Frogmouth has been very restless this afternoon.  At 1 point I saw a flash of white underneath him but on watching through my telescope I saw that this was an egg, which he repositioned, not a bobblehead.  My guess is that the egg is being pecked from the inside which is causing the restlessness.  

Assuming that to be correct this gives a brooding period of 28 days: that has been the length of the brooding period for 5 of the 8 years for which I have records.  Of the other 3 years, 2 have been 29 days and one 27!  The word "consistent" springs to mind. 

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