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Taken in the front yard in Byron Bay.
Tawny Frogmouths have a regular breeding season, but birds in more arid areas may breed in response to heavy rains. Both sexes incubate the eggs. The male sits during the day, but both sexes share sitting at night. The nest is a loose platform of sticks, which is usually placed on a horizontal forked tree branch. Normally only one brood is raised in a season, but birds from the south may have two.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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tawny frogmouth, podargus strigoides, nightjar, australian, nocturnal, nest, nesting, breeding, owl, camouflage, chick, juvenile

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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Comments

  • karina5
    karina5almost 2 years ago

    Had to look twice before I noticed the bird sitting on the nest.

  • Two birds, Dad in the background, baby with the big eyes in the foreground. They excel at camouflage!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...almost 2 years ago

    How beautiful and so sweet!

  • Many thanks Jean!

    – byronbackyard

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 2 years ago

    Another wonderful image featured in ’The Birds".

  • Many thanks Wayne, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    Adorable shot! I was looking at it for a while before I realised what was going on there. They certainly are masters of camouflage.

  • Lol yep they sure are, such a gift to be able to watch the process!

    – byronbackyard

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    haha…peek :-)

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