Saturday, April 18, 2009

Its a Frelling Frogmouth!

Last night when hubby went to zip out to the local shops he came running back in and said to come outside... so off the net I went, *grumble grumble grumble* 'Its all muddy out here and I have no shoes on and...' I was interrupted by what I saw... there was a large bird up on the powerlines... wow... its big, its not a kookaburra, because it is too late at night, its not a tradition owl, because its body is not the right shape... I squinted 'Its a frelling tawny frogmouth! What are you doing out here?'. We live in quite a built up area and even though we see more wildlife than you would expect - thanks to the creek that runs down at the other side of the back fence, I had never seen anything so cool.

I ran to get my camera but this cheeky bird was not feeling photogenic and kept turning his back to the camera.... I skulked back inside admiting defeat and feeling like a meany for disturbing the fabulous wildlife... as I was walking back in, look what I found staring at me from my favourite Jacaranda tree:





He was a much better subject and posed nicely for the camera - don't you think?

6 comments:

Leanne Lonergan said...

Excellent photo! Aren't they amazing?

michvanetta said...

Oh how very special!
What a gorgeous looking owl.

lyptis said...

Cool pics! What a fun story!:)

Beadsme said...

Wow Robyn. Great shot. Gorgeous.

Suzanne@threepeats said...

He was just waiting to give you the "perfect" picture! What an exquisite animal.

vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

Oh, he's beautiful. Great pics too