As the evenings grow steadily darker I tend to see more wildlife in the half light at the end of the day. We were returning from a family dinner when we spotted a “lump” on one of the telephone wires just up from our house. We were obligated to go and have a closer look – failing to investigate a lump on the wires outside your house is a civil crime in my opinion.
Our original identification of the lump as a possum was soon shown to be way of the mark. This is a Tawny Frogmouth. Often mistaken for owls they are in fact related to Nightjars. I tend to see them most often on or near street lights where they hunt for the moths the false electric moons attract.
The have huge mouths – and when they are fully open they look more like a flip top bin than a bird.
Finding one is always a highlight.
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Enjoy the birds.