Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Frogmouth on its Nest.

Tawny Frogmouth on a nest.
(Murphys Creek, Queensland, 2008)

 I usually don't like going up to birds in nests but I quickly took couple of snaps of this Tawny Frogmouth sitting on a nest in a tree alongside a country road. The lower picture shows the true angle. Tawny Frogmouths often put their nests in the fork of branches that are fairly horizontal. I have seen and photographed Frogmouth nests that are just a small collection of sticks running almost parallel to the fork. This nest looked quite leafy. (Photos from a nice outing with Mick Atzeni)