The Snoozing Frogmouths – Wildlife and bird photography and stories


No rustling leaves, human, camera flashlights, morning nor afternoon traffic could wake this pair of snoozing frogmouths. The owls, a male and a female were in our garden since this morning.

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The male frogmouth owl. JK.Leahy Pic.

I took some morning and afternoon shots of the two birds and only for a few seconds this morning did their eyelids open. The female was more interested in me than the male. No doubt the pair have had a busy night last night and another ahead. The Tawny frogmouth as they are called, have an amazing way to camouflage themselves during the day.  The owls inhabit open forests and woodlands of eucalypts and acacias throughout Australia and they live in pairs.

The Tawny frogmouth owls frequent our garden especially in winter.

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The female bird’s eyes opened only for a few seconds and watched me while I approached. JK.Leahy Pic.
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This shot was taken this morning about 10am at Bellbowrie. JK.Leahy Pic.
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The female frogmouth owl. JK.Leahy Pic.
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I shot this picture this afternoon at 5pm on the same tree. J.K.Leahy Pic.

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8 thoughts on “The Snoozing Frogmouths – Wildlife and bird photography and stories”

  1. Kids ( now mothers ) have visited Tasmania and south island NZ many times and always find the frogmouths interesting….. Out of curiosity, googled map Belbowrie and sort of know whereabouts it is around Brisbance…..perhaps perhaps one day, the wind will blow me there….. Once visited Broome when there were flights from Singapore but only lasted a year…..Broome is a quaint place like many places in Australia/NZ. Happy and spirited day to you and your mom, whose pic you posted last…. Many regards….kahwah

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    On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Tribalmystic stories wrote:

    > tribalmysticstories posted: “No rustling leaves, human, camera > flashlights, morning nor afternoon traffic could wake this pair of snoozing > frogmouths. The owls, a male and a female were in our garden since this > morning. I took some morning and afternoon shots of the two birds and ” >

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    1. Thank you very much Kah Wah – you are very welcome here 🙂 I think I may visit Singapore before you get here. Haha. Bellbowrie is in the West Brisbane – heading towards Ipswich out of Brisbane. Not far, about 30mins from city, but you wouldn’t think so. It is very quiet.

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