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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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