Central Colo NSW - 22nd January 2000

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Subject: Central Colo NSW - 22nd January 2000
From: "EDWIN VELLA" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 11:13:16 +1100
Yesterday, myself, Lorne Johnson and Steven Edwards spotlighted at Central Colo (about 70 km north-west of Sydney). We heard a Masked Owl call about 4 times that night but failed to see the Owl aswell as many Owlet Nightjars calling about. However we did have very cooperative views of both White-throated Nightjars and Tawny Frogmouth. We observed the WT Nightjar within 10 metres as it perched on a small stump on the edge of Gees Lagoon, for about 10 minutes (it was the same stump I saw it perched in Feb 99 and must be its favourite).
That same afternoon, we also saw 5 Glossy Black Cockatoos (3 male and 2 females perched in a Eucalypt), a  Rufous Night Heron, 3 Brown Cuckoo-doves, 3 Rock Warblers, a Channel-billed Cuckoo, and we almost all had a heart attack when 2 Wonga Pigeons bursted in flight in front of us.
We also heard Sugar Gliders and Brush-tailed Possum call during the night.
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