Many birds show great fidelity to nesting places, choosing the same area from year to year, although the exact site may vary. This ‘pair’ of Tawny Frogmouths has nested in much the same spot amongst a copse of Yellow Gums at Clydesdale for a number of years now. Last year’s nest suffered a sad fate, when the branch on which it was located was blown off in a storm. Undeterred the birds have nested in another Yellow Gum nearby, with two downy chicks looking great at the moment. It’s nigh impossible to know for certain that it’s the same pair – the loss of one parent often sees a replacement move in to fill the breech. The offspring are typically ejected from the territory once they reach sexual maturity.
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