Our Christmas Day in Broome was very like every other Christmas day in that we did a hen checklist for the day. We normally count on to see over 100 hen species across the native space through the day and this yr was no totally different. Nevertheless, we had a ravishing shock placed on by Mom Nature, which actually began our time off effectively. We had a stroll round our native space to begin our checklist 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 picture above there may be 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 photo in my post last week seemed so fearful. It might effectively 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 seemed moderately “raised” within the nest for just a few days earlier than. Nevertheless, we had no concept 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 in opposition to 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 bushes may be moderately brittle in stormy climate.
As this publish goes up we could have hopefully had a profitable begin to our 2023 hen checklist and we want you all the perfect for the New Yr and that you simply all have good well being and good birding.