Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nesting Tawny Frogmouths - November 2011

This photo was taken on 2nd November 2011 of a Nesting Tawny Frogmouth at Jarowair.  We had watched for what seemed like months, the pair of Tawnys always at the nest and the male coming and going with food.  When the female left the nest for brief periods, "white balls of fluff" could be seen in the nest high above.  We loyaly watched the nest daily but unfortunately one day, there were no tawnys on the nest, just one in a nearby tree in a low branch... and sadly no babies to be seen either in the nest or on the ground, it seems that something had either gotten the babies overnight or early that morning... it was rather sad as they had worked so very hard for their little family!  We were devestated as well.  J.G.

Tawny Frogmouth on its nest high in an Ironbark Tree at Jarowair, November 2011.

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