Monthly Archive for January, 2012

The summer bird surveys at Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve gave us the title. Good to put two new species into the records, Painted Button-quail at two locations, and Owlet Nightjar, a little beauty that flew in front of us, landed on a branch and calmly regarded us for as long as we cared to […]

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Owls ain’t Owls….

It promised to be a perfect mothing night, moonless, warm, and dead calm, but I hadn’t reckoned on those ?*&$# beetles. They descended on the light in swarms, covering the sheet and falling inches deep around the light that I had on a chair because I forgot part of the gear…. Beetles in the hair, […]

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