Local birds

Subject: Local birds
From: "Ian Temby"<>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 17:45:45 +1000

From: Ian  on 01/27/99 05:45 PM

Subject:  Local birds

Hi all.
I was excited by a call on Monday that sounded like a Black-eared Cuckoo,
heard from my backyard in suburban Templestowe (about 15 km north-east of
Melbourne, for out of towners).  I imitated the call, and a moment later,
an excited Black-eared Cuckoo landed in a Sugar Gum near the house.  Heard
it calling (or another?) on Australia Day.  New bird for my local list, and
unusual this far south, to my knowledge - an indication of dry conditions

Tawny Frogmouth sitting on downy young on the Yarra bike path, about 70
metres east of the junction of the Plenty River and the Yarra, north-east
of Melbourne.  I have been watching this bird (or its mate) since I first
noticed it sitting, on 8 Dec 1998, on the typical, exposed horizontal limb
of a eucalypt.  The young are now visible, but still under the parent.  I
expect that the parent will soon graduate to roosting nearby, as the chicks




Ian Temby

Wildlife Damage Control Officer

Secretary/Treasurer, BIRDS Australia Parrot Association

Biodiversity Program

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

4/250 Victoria Parade


Phone          613 9412 4429
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