Monday, November 1, 2010

Tawny Frogmouth in Knoxfield








Today I took this photo of a Tawny Frogmouth and her young one in a tree in Kathryn Road, Knoxfield. The Tawny Frogmouth feeds on rodents, small possums and large insects. You may hear them banging their prey on your spouts at night while they kill them.


With the continual building of townhouse units in Kathryn Road and depriving the wildlife of their habitat, what is to become of special visitors like these to our gardens. When was the last time you saw an Eastern Spinebill honeyeater in your garden. In the past they were frequent visitors to our gardens. Try planting some native plants like Correas and Epacris (heath) in your garden may encourage them to come back.


Knoxfield is rich in wildlife, it’s a shame that we are continually depriving them of a home just to over-populate our suburb.


VCAT has notified us that the hearing will now begin on the 14th December 2010 and go for four days. Please keep these dates clear in your diaries if you intend appearing before the tribunal

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