One of the joys of walking a neighbour’s dog is that you get to see the changes around the local parks on a daily basis. I have been watching the birds feeding on the nectar of the native trees and dropping in for water. A Little Friarbird currently has it in for me and swoops as I walk by one particular tree each day. Undoubtedly it has young nearby. I am ready for it now! Each day I walk around Cygnet Park I observe the Great Bowerbirds flying back and forth to their bower. The bower has received additional display items recently, because they are constantly thieving from houses and gardens in the area.
There has been a family of Tawny Frogmouths at our local supermarket car-park in other years. A few trees have been removed and I have not seen them this year so far. However, the pair of Tawny Frogmouths that often reside at Cygnet Park now have a juvenile with them. Another treat on my daily dog walk!
The header photo shows all three Tawny Frogmouths cuddled together around 8am on Thursday this week. They are in the middle of the photo! Cuddling together for warmth really does not make sense when it is 32c/90f and 70% humidity! From the photo below you can maybe now see the birds in the header photo. It was all thanks to one little dog needing to relieve himself on the tree trunk that I looked up and saw them! I took the dog home and returned with my camera.
Moving closer and zooming in I got a few better photos of the Tawny Frogmouth plumage.
The Tawny Frogmouth on the right became aware of me and one eye was on me followed by two eyes!
I left the family of Tawny Frogmouths to sleep during the day and they will be out after dark feeding. They remain in the same tree, but not always cuddled so close!