Can you work out what’s going on here?
These Tawny Frogmouths were discovered in a local backyard a week ago, apparently locked in mortal combat. A third bird was observed looking on from nearby. First spotted on Sunday evening they remained like this until the 7.15am next morning, whereupon a close approach eventually prompted both birds to fly away.
I can only imagine that it involved a territorial dispute but would welcome any thoughts, especially if any readers have ever witnessed similar behaviour.
Thanks to Phil and Heather Dessens for this extraordinary observation.