A Visitor


When we arrived home this evening this fellow was sitting on the lid of the rubbish bin beside the driveway.  This is a tawny frogmouth which is often mistaken for an owl.

2015-07-07 01Despite the car driving past and then reversing into the garage as well as the dog barking he did not move.

I went upstairs and collected my camera and took a series of photographs getting increasingly close but still no attempt to fly away.

2015-07-07 02We see these birds from time to time, often in family groups of 3 or 4 on tree branches or perched on the gate or even the clothesline.  However, tonight I think that this lone one was searching for dinner.