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A Christmas shock in Broome – 10,000 Birds


    Our Christmas Day in Broome was very similar to another Christmas day in that we did a hen listing for the day. We normally anticipate to see over 100 hen species across the native space in the course of the day and this yr was no completely different. Nonetheless, we had a phenomenal shock placed on by Mom Nature, which actually began our time without work properly. We had a stroll round our native space to start out our listing after placing just a few hen species on from our backyard while we had a espresso. We checked the Poinciana tree to see what the Tawny Frogmouths have been as much as and there was one large shock! Within the photograph above there’s an grownup Tawny Frogmouth above the nest in addition to the one within the nest.

    We now know why the Tawny Frogmouth chick within the header photograph in my put up final week appeared so apprehensive. It might properly haven’t been so involved concerning the peak of the nest within the tree, however the truth that it was going to have to maneuver out of the nest to make room for its smaller sibling! We had first noticed a Tawny Frogmouth chick within the nest on the fifteenth December and the grownup had appeared quite “raised” within the nest for just a few days earlier than. Nonetheless, we had no thought there was one other Tawny Frogmouth chick in there that didn’t present its face till Christmas Day!

    Christmas Day shock of an additional Tawny Frogmouth chick

    One grownup Tawny Frogmouth within the nest and the opposite above the nest

    Tawny Frogmouth nest

    Someday this week one of many grownup Tawny Frogmouths was proper towards the footpath in a Frangipani tree. It clearly thought that we couldn’t see it!

    Grownup Tawny Frogmouth

    We had the primary of our moist season rain final Thursday with 24mm falling in twenty minutes and wind gusts of 83km/hr and the Tawny Frogmouths are not within the nest. Little question they have been conscious of the rain coming and all moved to a safer tree, as a result of Poinciana timber will be quite brittle in stormy climate.

    As this put up goes up we may have hopefully had a profitable begin to our 2023 hen listing and we want you all the most effective for the New Yr and that you simply all have good well being and good birding.