For me it’s been such an amazing gift to watch these beautiful birds on their nest and finally allow their chick to be visible. Sadly my wonder is not replicated in comments on Red Bubble. It’s one of my greatest challenges that often one of my photos, which in reality is fairly mediocre, gets lots of comment and ones that are mind blowing and special get hardly any.
Tawny Frogmouth pairs stay together until one of the pair dies. They breed from August to December. They usually use the same nest each year, and must make repairs to their loose, untidy platforms of sticks. After mating, the female lays two or three eggs onto a lining of green leaves in the nest. Both male and female take turns sitting on the eggs to incubate them until they hatch about 25 days later. Both parents help feed the chicks.
Canon 7D, 70 – 300mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS