I won’t apologise for doing another post about Tawny Frogmouths, because they are just such beautiful birds! You will notice that it is a year ago that I wrote about the family of Tawny Frogmouths at Cygnet park in Broome. Once again there is a family there, but we don’t know if it is the same pair. It quite possibly is. This year they have two young, though. We had observed Tawny Frogmouth feathers in the park on our daily walks with the neighbours Pug. Then the family of Tawny Frogmouths appeared in the same tree as last year for their day time roost this week.
The juvenile Tawny Frogmouth with its parents was very alert and watched us below. It wasn’t going to fall off the branch by the way the adults had it squeezed in!
Tawny Frogmouth family
Initially we observed the family of three, but then realised that there was one other juvenile Tawny Frogmouth on another branch. It was not squeezed into the corner like the one next to its parents. It had perfected the shape to appear to be part of the tree!
Tawny Frogmouth juvenile
It will be interesting to see if the Tawny Frogmouths continue to use this park for years to come. There are some good trees in it and plentiful food provided by the streetlights nearby. We certainly hope so!
A nice bird indeed, Tawny Frogmouth! Great post and photos.
I love them too
I had also the pleasure of seeing a family of Frogmouth owls while working in Broome four years ago at Gantheaume point Broome Race track and was told by the manager that they are yearly visitors there to breed as it is a safe haven when no activity is happening for most of the year.
We have 1 here in mackay qld in our front yard has been coming and going for the last few weeks but keeps coming back to same tree beautiful creature
Glen, they seem to like certain trees and return to them. The tree here was pruned recently, but they are still in it.