Thursday, 15 August 2013


Which bird attracts the eye first, least, the sunlit or shadowed one?
Tawny Frogmouths are well known for their ability to blend into their background, yet they repeatedly impress me with their exhibits of just how well they do so. Here are some shots of birds roosting in the daytime close to their nest trees as they enter their breeding season for 2013.

The male sits on the outside, as in about 90% of cases of pairs roosting together

A short stubby branch of the main trunk is a favourite perch
Another bird in the neighbouring territory sat alone, basking in the late winter sunshine. The freckles on her breast merging so well with the dappled shadows.

Easy to see once we know where to look

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