This morning in our Travellers Palm

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Subject: This morning in our Travellers Palm
From: "Jon Wren" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:18:47 +1000
Thankyou Penny and Michael for the following info about Asparagus Fern after the recent Pied Currawong note:
"Get rid of the asparagus fern please"

Have complied with the request and also talked to the Bowen Shire Council. Have also forwarded info to Mackay BOCA and Townsville BOCA plus BANQ.

This morning a slight birding commotion occured in our Travellers Palm. On investigation by Laura and myself we discovered a pair of Tawny Frogmouths roosting on a section of old dried frond and seed stem, exposed to the morning sun. They were fluffed up and rounded with the background colour of the dried fronds allowing the birds to blend in well until a pair of Magpie-larks decided to annoy them followed by a Blue-faced Honeyeater and an Australian Magpie. This then attracted a pair of Yellow Honeyeaters followed by Pied Currawong and Great Bowerbird carrying a Burdekin Plum fruit. Following this interruption both Tawny Frogmouths adopted the long slender posture.

The Travellers Palm is at least 5 m high and the birds settled at 2m and 2.5 m.

Jon Wren
Bowen Qld.


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