Or this little poem may help:
Tawny Frogmouth flying by
Sent me a message from the sky
As I wipe it from my eye
Thank god that cows don’t fly
From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 10:55 PM To: 'Elizabeth Keen'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Urbanised Tawny Frogmouth
The way to answer that is to find known
roosts, preferably with the bird still there and looking under it. Otherwise it is guessing. I can’t say I recall any particularly splattery droppings under them. There is
a well known t shirt that purports to label different bird poos, but it is in jest. A set of particularly splattery droppings can most obviously be due to many birds roosting at the site, so group roosters: starlings, mynas, many parrots, etc.
From: Elizabeth Keen [
Sent: Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 7:37 AM
To: Steve Read Cc: Alan Ford;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Urbanised Tawny Frogmouth
Am I right in thinking that Tawny Frogmouths leave particularly splattery droppings? We sometimes find large splatters in the garden (eg on the water-tank, on the roof of the car . .) Might these be a sign that a TF has visited from the
adjacent woodland, from where we’ve heard them call?