Saturday, January 30, 2010


This week's photo hunt theme is spotted.
I spotted these two Tawny Frogmouths while walking one of the many paths around the Sydney Harbour.
The Tawny Frogmouth is found across Australia.  These nocturnal birds are often confused with owls, but they lack the curved talon of an owl.  During the day, they perch on tree branches, which serve as camouflage.


  1. Talk about camouflage -- without your accompanying comments, would have thought those birds were pieces of bark! ;b

  2. Great features of Tawny Frogmouths.. I think you had a great time while capturing it's picture..
    Great job anyways!!
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  3. Hi Maya, great photo and choice for this week's theme. I agree with YTSL, the owl's color nearly matches the tree. It's a cool looking owl.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Excellent job spotting these. They really do blend in with the branch. Have a great weekend.

  5. YTSL-I was a bit surprised that I saw them. I wasn't even really looking for them, I just looked up and they were there.

    Julian-The picture was a bonus to a wonder 6 hour hike around the harbour.

    Kathy--They do blend in well. I've only seen one other in the wild.

    Marta--An exciting spot. They do blend in well.