Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

It was a full moon two nights ago (huge tide and more beach erosion!) and I heard a noise on the balcony. When I went to have a look I saw we had some nocturnal visitors – a family of Tawny Frogmouths. They aren’t owls (they are related) but sure look a lot like them.

Tawny Frogmouth family

The one on the far right is the baby. His or her feathers looked so soft and new.

I wish that woman with the camera would ping off!

They do this swaying thing with their head and body (bit like a snake) when they are agitated.

The baby of the family
The parents

Then after about 10 minutes they turned their backs on me and flew off.

I thought they might be messengers but the phone hasn’t rung yet!