Monday, 19 April 2010

Tawny Frogmouth

It pays to come home late on some nights. Found this Tawny Frogmouth sitting on the post that holds up a shade sail beside our house. I was able to get very close to this bird as it just sat there and looked at me.

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Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

21 comments:

Mosura said...

Nice shots! I'm starting to think I'm the only person that doesn't see frogmouths.

mick said...

Beautiful birds. Lucky find too!

Neil said...

Thanks Mosura keep looking they must be there somewhere.
Thanks Mick they are beautiful and very quiet.

NicoleB, Egypt said...

Lucky you! What an amazing little fellow :D

Dale Forbes said...

ooooh, very nice

Phil said...

Hi Neil

What a fascinating bird and great pics. We dont get anything like that over here of course. Thanks for looking in on my blog.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, how cool! Great shots and a great sighting. Congrats!

Neil said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Bob Kaufman said...

Lucky you to have found - and photographed this bird!

Neil said...

Thanks Bob it was back again last night as well.

Mumsy said...

Lucky you to find such a beautiful bird sitting there and waiting for you. Beautiful photos!

Johnny Nutcase said...

this is one bird i really, really really!! want to see! Love the photos!

Neil said...

Thanks Mumsy & Johnny.

Wren said...

Doesn't look like he has any intention of letting you chase him away - just the opposite, perhaps.

Great bird, and the photos is so clear and steady for being taken late and in the dark.

Neil said...

Thanks Wren he was back last night sitting on the wires near the light pole I tried again for photos but they were no good to use.

Larry said...

Super shots of the Tawny Frogmouth Neil! What a cool looking bird. I hear they are easy to miss out in the woods as they look just like the tree!

Neil said...

Yes Larry they are very hard to see at times in the bush at least this one is in town not sure where it hangs out during the day.

NatureFootstep said...

that is one cool bird. It is great to be lucky sometimes, isn´t it? Really good photos.

Neil said...

Thanks NF yes you can be lucky sometimes.

Lana Gramlich said...

Great shots! For all of their strangeness, I've always thought frogmouths are kind of pretty. They have beautifully patterned feathers.

Neil said...

Thanks Lana for your comment.