Re: Nesting Frogmouth near Melbourne

To: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Subject: Re: Nesting Frogmouth near Melbourne
From: "Merrilyn Serong" <>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 00:28:29 +1100
The Tawny Frogmouth nest mentioned below has been occupied for some weeks, but
on Saturday 31 Oct it was empty.
Merrilyn Serong.

Dr Richard Nowotny wrote:

> For anyone in Melbourne (or visiting Melbourne) who would like to see a
> roosting Tawny Frogmouth up close and fairly personal there is (or at least
> there was on Sunday 25th Oct) an adult with two well advanced chicks on a
> nest above the entrance road to You Yangs Regional Park (about 40 mins
> south-west of Melbourne down the Princes Freeway).
> The exact location is:   Driving OUT of the park, the boom-gate is on a
> road island on which there are 2 large eucalypts.  The second (outermost)
> of these two trees has a major branch that overhangs the exit lane, on
> which the nest can be clearly seen directly above the road (? about 6-8
> metres high).
> Apparently this is a well known annual nest-site for this bird.
> Good luck.
> Richard
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> From:    Dr Richard Nowotny,
>              Melbourne, Australia.
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