A Christmas shock in Broome – 10,000 Birds

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 fowl record for the day. We normally count on to see over 100 fowl species across the native space throughout the day and this 12 months was no completely different. Nonetheless, we had a ravishing shock placed on by Mom Nature, which actually began our time without work nicely. We had a stroll round our native space to begin our record after placing just a few fowl 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 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 photograph in my publish final week appeared so apprehensive. It might nicely haven’t been so involved in regards to the top 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 moderately “raised” within the nest for just a few days earlier than. Nonetheless, 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 timber will be moderately brittle in stormy climate.

As this publish goes up we may have hopefully had a profitable begin to our 2023 fowl record and we want you all one of the best for the New 12 months and that you just all have good well being and good birding.



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