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Tawny frogmouth

Podargus strigoides


Not an owl, these birds have excellent camouflage and have been very close since I first saw them emerge from their nest late October 2014.


low branches in and around Barwon Heads. They are found in lots of places and make really bad nests - amazing any of them survive.

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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

OMG they are soooo lovely.... Great series....

doreilly40 9 years ago

Thanks all for the accolades. It is a very inspiring acknowledgement for me personally and reason to keep contributing. I just hope I can manage to get composition, light and luck for each spotting.

Christiane 9 years ago

So very cute.. Congrats on SOTD.. :)

staccyh 9 years ago

Congrats on sotd! :)

Desmond.E.S.O 9 years ago

Congrats! ON SOTD.

rams4d 9 years ago

Very good, superb, congrats !!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

What a beautiful first spotting series! Congratulations!

JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago

Haha! My all time favorite bird is the SOTD!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Hah Lori... surely there's more to life than just catching stuff with your feet. (nice extra info btw)

lori.tas 9 years ago

Love these birds. As you say, they are not owls, but rather in the Nightjar family. "Podargus" actually means "gouty", as, unlike owls who catch their prey with their feet, frogmouth feet are rather useless.

Congratulations !

ShannaB 9 years ago

Congrats! I love your second shot with the parent.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congrats! Well deserved. Please don't wake them up just to tell them. It could wait until this evening (when it will be heaps cooler :-)

Doreilly, this picture gives us a message not just for this year but for the to the whole life. Congratulations on SOTD and a Happy New Year (wishing you great spotting and more SOTD). :))

doreilly40 9 years ago

thanks for the acknowledgement. I'll go outside and let them know they made the spotting of the day (I'm lucky enough to have them in my back yard)

Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Yasser 9 years ago

Welcome aboard! What an awesome way to kick-off the New Year and your Project Noah journey! This super series has been chosen as our Spotting of the Day! Congrats and we look forward to many more wonderful wildlife photo submissions from you.

We've shared the new with our Facebook and Twitter fans as well.


sunnyjosef 9 years ago

WoW .... Great spotting doreilly

medusasnakes123 9 years ago


Spectacular series ! The first photo is mind blowing ! (Y)

Awesome series doreilly40 great first spottingcongrats ,thanks for sharing and welcome to project Noah.
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yunseong1 9 years ago

Great spotting doreilly40!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Awesome pics!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Ha!! That first shot will confuse people. Great set of pics. Welcome to Project Noah.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 1, 2015
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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