Brooding Tawny Frogmouth

Guarding her chick.

The mess of leaves and twigs under her is the nest and the chick is on the side furtherst from us, and thus not visible.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 22nd October 2009, This photo: 8:28am

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  • James Lagden said:
    Nice find Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    I should pop around there again sometime soon in the hope of seeing the chick. Finding the time to do so is the hard part though.
  • SkattyKat said:
    great find - she blends in quite well doesnt she
  • GJ Wind said:
    This bird (a kind of owl) has a good camouflage.
    Good shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    That she does :) She lives in the front yard of one of my clients who told me about her.
    Not quite an owl, actually a member of the Nightjar family, but pretty close as they're both nocturnal birds of prey.
  • Danny-flickr said:
    Wow its almost hard to tell there is a bird. Its really well camouflaged against the color of the tree. Must be a pretty safe and secure nest for the young. Excellent find.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes they're masters of disguise these birds. :)
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice work David sorry we missed you on the owling shoot but you have one on tap by the looks of this
  • sayan23in said:
    beautiful find
  • David de Groot said:
    No probs Ross. Always next time.
    Thanks :)
  • Buckeye. said:
    Not a bird of prey. Removed from Birds of Prey group; see the group's rules.