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This blog started when we lived in a Carwoola, a rural residential area close to Canberra. We are moving to a split lifestyle with an apartment in Civic in Canberra and a larger house at Mallacoota in Victoria. Posts about the new residences will start when we complete the moves.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Frogmouth progress

We are again fortunate enough to have a pair of Tawny Frogmouths breeding in the large Yellow Box on our lawn.  I had hoped t be able to do some detailed timings on the event, but they started somewhat earlier this year and  I believe the hatching occurred while we were in Peru.  Theer are two chicks in the nest, although one is much smaller than the other - presumably a later hatching female compared to a male which was first out of the egg.

Here is a picture of the larger chick and the proud Dad.

While this image shows both (look on the lower RHS of the image).  It gives a good indication of the relative sizes.

The photo isn't too good as it is difficult to focus while being bombed by a pair of very bad-tempered currawongs.  I intend to make them pied (in the sense of inserted in a crusted object) in the near future.

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