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Roadkill of the Week: Robert Adamson’s reflections on the death of two Tawny Frogmouths

Roadkill of the Week: Robert Adamson’s reflections on the death of two Tawny Frogmouths

I was wondering where she came from, when she held out a bag and said "I went home to get this bag, I will take them away and see they have a proper burial." She said "You know what, you are the only one who stopped; after so many cars that sped by, some even hitting the other dead bird." She went on the explain that when the female had been knocked down, the male flew onto the road and tried to help her somehow. Then as she watched, the male Tawny was knocked down by another car coming the other way.

Robert Adamson’s Goshawk over Broken Bay.

Robert Adamson’s Goshawk over Broken Bay.

A few days ago I posted a link on Facebook to a short piece in the Herald Sun about the tragic death of the rarest of Australia's raptors, the White-phase Grey Goshawk, in the Victorian city of Bendigo. This is Robert's wonderful tribute to that bird - written in prescience perhaps long ago but unchanged but for the last line.