The Tawny chick has arrived!

An update on our local Tawny Frogmouths!

A single chick has hatched and is already quite downy.   We spotted it yesterday, so I visited the park several times over the weekend to try to get a picture.   It took till dusk for the little fella to sit up and look around, and given it was starting to get dark, these photos are a touch over exposed and grainy.

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Dad has been relegated to a local tree but is keeping a careful eye on everything.

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I have been told that the councils installation of path lighting throughout the park is helping to keep the Tawnies resident, as it attracts plenty of moths.  Nice to see some man-made activity actually supporting native wildlife.

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