Tawny Frogmouth Owls (click on the image to see a larger size)
Learnt about them from a neighbor (Robyn) when she pointed 4 of them out to me when I got home after work.
There’s three of them in this photo if you look really closely. The owl on the far left has its back facing the camera.
The owl on the right is the parent and the other two are just babies. The other parent is on a branch on the tree above them. (I reckon that would have to be the dad).
I like the owl in the middle as it has it has really bright round eyes and is looking directly at the camera!
That little piece of meat in front of the owl is actually tuna sashimi. Another neighbor, Frank (who part owns a sushi store), figured they must be hungry and left it there. However Tawny Frogmouths are exclusively insectivorous, so it is a shame to see sashimi go to waste.
These owls have excellent camouflage and they stay very still too. I wouldn’t have noticed them if Robyn didn’t point them out to me. Good to learn about another type if owl this evening.