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Below we highlight special sightings and birding experiences that we want to share, apart from the usual blog post. These are usually local experiences, feel free to comment and ask questions.
Last Sunday my wife and I took a walk in the Royal National Park, Audley. As we went searching for the Azure Kingfisher, which was not in its usual place, my wife discovered the nest of a Tawny Frogmouth, not in a eucalypt tree, which is the normal camouflaged tree for these birds, but on a large limb of a Angophora costata tree or Sydney Red Gum, where it stood out like a sore thumb. This was high in a tree next to the large Fig in Fig Tree Flat.
We checked this nest again the following weekend and the mother and baby were still there but we also found the father Tawny watching them from the adjacent tree, sitting hidden beneath the fork of a branch.
Further down Lady Carrington Drive my wife sighted another Tawny Frogmouth nest, again with mother and one baby nesting on a bare branch.
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