This Tawny Frogmouth was found beside the road early on Sunday, on the outskirts of Newstead. It appears to have been struck by a vehicle while chasing insects from a nearby perch – sadly an all too common story for this beautiful nocturnal hunter.
Many thanks to Robyn who thoughtfully alerted me to its precarious situation, to Vets All Natural in Castlemaine for taking care of the injured bird … and to Tosh for the ‘frogmouth taxi service’.
Update 11th August: The bird appears to be recovering well and has been transferred to the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter for rehabilitation. All going well it will be released back into the wild in the near future, close to where Robyn found it.