Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White Fluffy Tawny Frogmouth Baby

This gorgeous white fluffy baby Tawny Frogmouth is being well looked after by it's parents who rotate parental duties on this tiny nest in a dead Ironbark tree at our patch.  We have been watching it daily and praying for its survival, what a little cutie it is.

J.G.

Tawny Frogmouth with Juvenile at Jarowair - South-East Queensland October 2014


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24 comments:

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    1. Thanks Andrew - we have enjoyed watching them every day. The baby is now coming into i'ts grey feathers - I will try and get another photo to update this blog today.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, yes it is very cute isn't it.

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  3. It took a while but I finally found them both!! That little fuzzy head is so adorable.

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    1. Hi Betty, yes the Tawny Frogmouth's are the master of camouflage!

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  4. Oh it is so fluffy and cute. Would be great to see it up close. Love frogmouths, I swear they can read what you are thinking with those big eyes. We used to have them trying to rest up above our school playground. I wonder if they still hang out there?

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    1. Yes they are some of our favourites as well. We are hoping this ones goes well, this pair has tried many times over the years for a family in different locations at our patch, but the wind or predators have intervened - so fingers crossed this time - we are watching it daily to keep an eye-out.

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  5. Well spotted. I hope the young'un does well also!

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  6. Wow, it is an exciting bird to see. So cute! Great shot!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, it is super cute and is growing fast, with the grey feathers emerging now - I will try and get an other photo to update the blog of it's progress.

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    1. Thanks for your comment - we agree, it is very adorable.

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  8. He's wonderful! What a delightful find!

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  9. Awww, Judith, that is so adorable. How lucky were you to not only see them but to also be able to take a photo? And how lucky are we that you shared it? :)

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    1. Thanks Vicki, My husband has a great eye for seeing things in tree's and walks around looking upwards most of the time, so he spotted this little family. It was just lucky with taking this photo that the baby popped it's head out from under the parent at that time! I will try and get an updated photo today of it's growth. Thanks for your lovely comments.

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  10. Beautiful just delightful and yes, praying that it will make it. Do keep in touch and let us know how it grows~

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    1. Thanks Mary, it is growing quickly and the feathers are now becoming grey - I will try and get another photo today and put on the blog. Thanks for your comments.

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  11. One of my all time favorites! NIce sighting!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I agree, I have also loved the Tawnys since I was a young child - they are a beautiful bird. Thanks for your comments.

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  12. What a great picture. These birds are wonderful - we see them around our street lights 3 or 4 times a year - I tend to see them on evening walks and drives rather than when I actually look for them!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Oh, for heaven's sake....I had to come to look at the original photo...he's soooo tiny! I't wonderful to see how he has grown.... what wonderful parents he has....

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