[Fwd: Toolangi State Forest]

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Subject: [Fwd: Toolangi State Forest]
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 00:09:59 +1000


> Hi all,
> Just came back from an overnight camp at the Murrandindi Scenic Reserve
> in the Toolangi State Forest, about 90 klms northeast of Melbourne. A
> new sighting for me was a Bassian Thrush foraging about near the
> campsite, among others like Pied
> Currawongs(everywhere),thornbills,scrubwrens,Eastern Yellow
> Robins,Kookaburras,Sulphur Crested Cockys,Superb Fairy Wrens,very
> friendly Grey Shrike-Thrushes,Lyrebirds etc. At night Sugar-Gliders were
> heard, but what puzzled me most was a call that started around 9pm till
> near midnight. A short burst of grating followed by a stridet
> "kook-kook" which tended to accelerate for around 6+ series. Now i have
> never that i can recall, heard a Nightjar let alone seen one, but from
> what i could decipher from my bird guide, could have been a
> White-Throated Nightjar?. I followed the calls which appeared to change
> direction everytime, and actually heard one clearly at what seemed a
> very close distance(1-2 metres) but could not spot anything, so after
> about 20 minutes of searching i gave up. Would this observation be
> possible, or could it have been a type of frog/froglet? any
> theories?----- by the way, wonderful camping spot!.
> Cheers,
> Mark Kliene.

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