A ‘flock’ of frogmouths

A pair of Tawny Frogmouths is always a delight – a family of three or four is wonderful … a ‘flock’ of five is just a little out of the ordinary.

Tawny Frogmouth #1, Pound Lane Newstead, 3rd February 2018

#2 (at right) with #1




Many thanks to Dean for alerting me to this mob … clearly they have a penchant for first-class Ethiopian cuisine!

3 responses to “A ‘flock’ of frogmouths

  1. Elizabeth Walsh

    For your interest we had a family of 5 in 2013 when a pair began nesting in an oak tree in the park opposite my place. They have returned each year since, but only producing 2 chicks the following year then one each year after. They bring the fledglings into my back garden where we have their beautiful presence for 3-4 weeks afterwards. They are breeding well in Bayside this decade.

  2. I’m not a photographer by inclination but in December I was checking how my friendly magpie-lark male was going constructing their second nest of the season. He had an audience! Four tawnies trying to be jacaranda branches. 😀

    Sadly the peewees abandoned the nest not long after laying, possibly because of parasitisation.

  3. David Griffiths

    Yeah they are incredible, i have had a pair resident for years in the yard then they go somewhere on the property to nest and introduce the young three this year at around xmas, soon wean them and get back to meditating until around September/October, they just are livin the dream.

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