Monday, November 9, 2009

Tawny Frogmouth and her baby


Nesting in our big tipuana tree between the house and railway carriage studio, we have a mother tawny frogmouth and her baby.... aww....isn't it cute. They are a night bird, similar to an owl. Mr tawny roosts nearby, and you can often hear them calling to each other during the day. They make a humming sound mmm...mmm....mmm.
The tawnies had a nest in the same spot last year, and had two babies (this year only one). Baby tawny stares down at you with it's big orange eyes as you walk past. :)
Cheerio for now,
Sandi x

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14 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Sandi how cute are they...just adorable♥x

Julie said...

Too cute.

Janice said...

Wow! The baby is adorable. Mum looks like she doesn't want to be crossed. You're very lucky to have them nesting in your yard.

Sarah said...

Oh my you have such a treasure trove of animals there. How wonderful! How are the ducks? I am still working on hubby to let us have ducks. Do you think if I have one in with some chooks he will notice?

Your basket quilt is beautiful. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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Jennifer Rose said...

they are such interesting birds :) thanks for the pic

Sandrine said...

OH Sandi thanks for the picture as I could not see this little cutie last time!Soo cutexx

Jo in TAS said...

Oh I love your backyard and it's gorgeous visitors!

Guðrún said...

They have nearly the same look as owls. It is great to have the opportunity to watch the little one grow up :)

suz said...

How awesome! I love reading the Australian blogs - you guys have some of the most wonderful birds and animals!

Ume said...

Wow! It`s great! We can`t see such a nice birds other than zoo in Japan. You are so lucky to see them in the yard.

Lyn said...

errrWow! what a fantastic bird, how lucky to see those in your garden.
love
Lyn
xxx

Lynne said...

I have not heard of these birds before.

crazyQstitcher said...

The birds are beautiful. Until we cut down a diseased gum we had these beauties yearly.
Great photos