Monday, July 14, 2008

Owlspotting on a Monday morning

I was just sitting in my kitchen drinking a nice hot cup of tea and looking out into the backyard when I spotted what looked like two blobs on the branch of the tree just over our back fence (I wasn't wearing my glasses at the time).
Upon closer inspection.....look what I found!

Two little owlie friends sunbaking in a tree.......

They're actually Tawny Frogmouths which are not really owls but close enough!

18 comments:

danica said...

This is gorgeous! Those owls are so sweet :)

Nicola said...

They look very like Owls to me and so cute.

Beth J said...

What a lucky find, especially during the day. What cuties! We have a few regulars in our area, hopefully keeping the mouse population down!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Oh wow - how lucky are you to have these next door! They're such beautiful birds. Actually, you must also have pretty good eyesight, because Frogmouths can really blend into a gum tree!

Alby Mangroves said...

It's so special when you see something like this in your own space ! Great pics.

katiecrackernuts said...

What a discovery. Should you be telling Wildlife ARC or something? They're absolutely magical. Lucky you?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How cool is that!! I have only ever seen owls at teh zoo or bird park!

BigCat said...

They are so cute cuddling up to each other like that. We used to have an Owl visitor in our back yard regularly at our last house. I love seeing them around.

Jenny said...

How cool-a great way to start the day!

Leni & Rose said...

That is fantastic! Love the pics, love the Tawny Frogmouths and love how they are just hanging around in your back garden!

alexandra said...

Wow, that is so cool! Do owls always hang out together?

Why do you never see owls out when it rains?

Cause it's too wet to wooooooo.

Boom! Boom!

Michelle said...

That is pretty cool that you even spotted them! My parents get a family of Papuan Frogmouths in their poinciana tree each autumn/winter. Until one afternoon the other week, they heard this almighty kerfuffle, and an enormous owl had swooped and took off with one of the frogmouths! I think dad had a little cry over that one. I wonder if the family will ever go back to the poinciana tree?

Lisa said...

What a couple of sweeties.

Makes for a great start to the week.

Sasparilla Sue said...

They're so cute all snuggled up together like that!

Drewzel said...

Ooooh super gorgeous!!! I am officially jealous of your cute owlesque goodness! :P

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Okay, I've told everyone this before, stop me now before I say it....
What a hoot to find some tawny frogmouths in your neighbourhood!
I'm a sucker for a bit of big beak, fluffy birdy action! I'm jealous!

Anna Laura said...

Oh wow, that is so cool. Are they young owls because they look a little fluffy?

Jenaveve said...

What an awesome find - and to have these in your own backyard!! I love Tawny Frogmouths. I remember feeding one (a mouse I think - dead of course) at one of those wildlife parks up north.

They look so soft and cuddly too. Great photos - and I have to comment on that amazing rock wall you have - it's great!! Was it there when you moved in?