It is so exciting to see owls because they don't let themselves be seen very often.
It certainly made our day? :DBTW, frogmouths aren't owls:"With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, but are actually more closely related to the nightjars. Their feet are weak however, and lack the curved talons of owls." -- Australian Museum
Wow. They are amazing birds. I've never seen one in the wild.
Thanks, Ann. We felt really privileged to see it.
Good spotting - how easily it blends with its surroundings.Interesting facts about them as well.Love the gnarls and knots in the eucalypt !
Thanks, Susan. The only reason I saw it was I heard a sound and looked up. :)
Great bird! We don't have those over here. We have Kingfishers which are similar, but not nearly so funny.
Thanks, James.Our Laughing Kookaburra is a Kingfisher. A couple of pics from the archives:eucalypthabitat.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/kookaburras-gipsy-point-vic.htmleucalypthabitat.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/laughing-kookaburra-dacelo-novaeguineae.html
Great series... love the yawn
Hard to find and rewarding when sighted. Thanks Tim
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