Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tawny Baby growing & doubling in number

We have been watching a beautiful little Tawny Frogmouth being cared for by it's parents at our patch in South-East Queensland, Australia for the past few weeks.  Each week I have posted a photo of the little one's growth and progress. (see previous poss here 12/10/14,  19/10/14   ).  We went on Sunday again to take another updated photo of the bird who is almost a fledgling and to our surprise we noticed not one, but two baby Tawny Frogmouths!  Somehow in that flimsy little nest right up high, one baby had been hiding under mum each time we have gone for a look at it!
The nests of the Tawny's are rather pathetic and placed in precarious positions, so we are impressed that that there were two little ones being cared for!  I have taken many photos of course, but these are the best ones.  Yesterday afternoon we watched the two babies stretch their wings and hop around on the branches close by - so soon these little fledgelings will be off into the world.

J & B.

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

Tawny Frogmouths at Jarowair, South-East Queensland 26/10/14  (You can just make-out the feathers of the second baby in-between the mother and chick).

Could this mother Tawny Frogmouth be any prouder?  Showing off her TWO baby Tawny Frogmouths at Jarowair 26/10/14. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Double trouble -- how special is that?

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  2. Judith

    During the daytime it is Dad who minds the chicks. In my 7 years of Froggie watching I have only seen Mum at the nest during daylight twice. The first time, last year, it was definitely Pied Currawongs being more objectionable than usual (if possible) and I suspect that, combined with very strong winds brought her in again today.

    Some pix from today on my blog.http://franmart.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/frogmouth-update.html

    Martin

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  3. What a grand surprise then, just wonderful and SO SO VERY HAPPY that you have been able to keep up and visit the nest site. The fact that there are 2, makes this story even better than the one. Have a great week!

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  4. Imagine that! Little twinnies....... awww how sweet....

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  5. They are so cute and it was great that you were able to see them at close quarters.

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  6. What a wonderful place you live! I'm enjoying reading your blog, and thanks for visiting mine.

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