Frogmouth update #1

Quite a few folks have expressed interest in following the progress of our local, dare I say famous, Tawny Frogmouths. Here’s what they’re up to in anticipation of a 2014 breeding event.


Tawny Frogmouth pair at Newstead Natives, 19th July 2014.

Last year’s nest has been refurbished and lined with fresh Golden Wattle leaves, or phyllodes to be precise. The adults are spending more time perched close together, not in but near the nest, which is situated in a Yellow Gum about 20 metres away. Egg-laying may happen anytime from now through until September – weather conditions will play a part in timing. Last year the clutch was laid in September – I suspect this year may be earlier … but we’ll see!

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