Monday, December 22, 2008

Garden friends

We have a family of Tawny Frogmouths nesting in our tipuana tree out the front of our house. Mum is on the left with her two babies beside her. Tawnys are usually hard to see because they sit still and are well camouflaged. The babies haven't learnt to sit still and look at us as we walk past the tree. The babies are getting much bigger now and have nearly all their feathers. They were so cute when they were younger, and were much lighter in colour - they looked like white pom-poms with eyes.

The ducks found this Great Barred frog in the garden and were very excited. They were all standing around looking at it, wondering what it was (and whether to eat it or not). I thought I had better relocate Mr frog away from the ducks. These large, rainforest frogs are found hiding amongst leaf litter near creeks, so I placed him in the garden underneath some leaves.
Sandi xx
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Jo in Tas said...

How lucky are you to have such gorgeous creatures in your own backyard!!

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Those Frogmouths are so sweet...Have a lovely Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Guðrún said...

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.