Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tawny Frogmouth Family

Last weekend my next-door neighbour rang to tell me to walk over to their place with the camera as they had spotted baby Tawny-Frogmouth's in a nest in a large ironbark tree near their house.  There was two babies sitting with mum on the nest and they were gorgeous!  Dad Tawny Frogmouth was  watching us and overlooking his family from close by.  J.G.



4 comments:

  1. Judith

    Are you sure that is Mum on the nest? During the day it is usually (according to received wisdom, and my obs of a pair in our garden) Dad that is on the nest. The parents then share the brooding duties over the night (although in the later stages they are often both off the nest as little stomachs take a lot of filling!

    Very nice photos!

    Martin

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    1. No I am not sure - I honestly just presumed that the mother was the care-giver!! That is really interesting, possibly I have it totally wrong then. I've never actually looked it up and the other pairs I have seen here nesting over the year's I haven't ever really thought about which parent was which! Thanks for that, It will give me something to look into - always love to learn something new. Judi.

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  2. That was very neighbourly! Nice shots Judith.

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    1. Yes we are blessed to have wonderful neighbours who know how interested we are in local wildlife and they often let us know when there is something interesting to see at their places.

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