Trying to sleep here!

Tawny Frogmouths

 A family of Tawny Frogmouths had settled for a nap outside our window yesterday. They were quite longsuffering about the funny-looking human on the other side of the glass who kept pointing that shiny little silver box at them.

They have uncannily human expressions on their faces sometimes, probably a grossly insulting thing to say to any self-respecting owl, but this pair both seem to be saying, ‘Get on with it. Trying to sleep here!’

 

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~ by Garry on February 4, 2012.

3 Responses to “Trying to sleep here!”

  1. I always thought they were owls, but in some research for an article a few months ago I learned that Tawny Frogmouths are actually memebers of the insect eating nightjar family. The “mopoke” call you hear at night is made by the boobook owl. These are true raptors and eat mice etc. Both are very cool birds, but it’s always a bit of a shock when 37 years of towering misconception gets cut down in one fell swoop!

    Hope you’re all doing well up there in your beautiful little valley.

  2. And in my case it is 52 years of towering misconception, by no means the most serious of many that I still carry around no doubt!
    Thanks for dropping by David Attenborough. 🙂

  3. Hope the nightjar family stay around for us to see them sometime. Thanks to you and Justin for a nature study. Poor mouse – apt comment Christopher. Made us laugh thinking of Hermione lying in the sun most of her busy life
    LGG

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