Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tawny Frogmouth

This little feathered friend landed in one of our Grevillea Trees
this afternoon and I just had to share him with you,
we are often visited by Tawny Frogmouths usually in a family of three.
But this afternoon this chap was on his own.
Perched about shoulder high in the tree, he sat so still.
He wasn't as well Camouflaged as they usually
are when they come into our backyard.
I was able to get within 30cm of him with my camera
and he obliged by opening his eyes a little wider and
even turned his head to watch me as
I walked around to the other side of him.
I wonder if the other two who usually accompany him were sitting
close by watching me take photos of this one - probably!
As a matter of interest it is now after 9:40pm
and he is still perched in the same spot.
~ Gillian ♥


'Joyce' said...

Gillian he is just beautiful, and wow, so lucky he posed so well for you.

pinkfluffywarrior said...

Great photo's. I'd never heard of a Tawny frogmouth before!

Sue said...

oooohhhhhh what an amazing looking bird! Puts my sparrows to shame LOL

Rein said...

Just wonderful, Great foto's!

Cole said...

What great photos!! He's such an interesting looking bird.

Clara said...

Thanks for sharing this...very different looking bird.

TammyJ said...

AWESOME! Gill he is gorgeous TFS.

di from di-did-it said...

Great photos of an amazing-looking bird. I've never seen one like it before. Thanks so much for sharing!

Allison said...

i've never even heard of a tawny frogmouth. what a strange and interesting bird! i can definitely see how he would blend in with the tree bark. thanks for sharing this.

Pearly Queen said...

He looks a very wise old bird... and faintly sad.