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|Subject:||Frogmouth on time|
|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:55:31 +0000|
I used the average time 'my' pair of Tawny Frogmouths spend building their nest (16 days) as a predictor of when the male would commence brooding That indicated he'd assume the position this morning: and so he did.
This has surprised me a little as the pair's behaviour has changed this year. They seem to have found a new daytime roost site in 2018 as, while I had seen them a few times after dark, hunting on our lawn, I didn't find during the day until 25 August. Since that date they have usually roosted in a tree close to the nest site but have never roosted snuggled together, The male has usually perched on a small dead branch about 50cm above the female. As this behaviour is very different to the past I have speculated that one of the previous pair has died and a new partner acquired. (As the have used the same nest site - with plenty of, to me, similar alternative sites available in the area - I have assumed at least one of them is of the pair that has roosted here in the past.
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