Saturday, 8 November 2008

Tawny Frogmouth and Friends, Melbourne


Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides


left: Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala,
right: Red Wattlebird fledgling Anthochaera carunculata


Whenever we land in Melbourne we always go for a walk around Maranoa Gardens (a native gardens within Beckett Park) to stretch our legs. That's where Tamara found this Tawny Frogmouth. It isn't the first time we've encountered this stunning bird on arrival day, indeed the very first entry in my very first bird diary was a frogmouth here in April 2006. But this time it was daytime and I had my scope (Nikon ED50) and camera (Ricoh GRDII).

Other birds seen so far today were, in order of appearance:
House Sparrow, Common Myna, Magpie Lark, Australian Magpie (white backed form), Feral Pigeon, Silver Gull, Australian Raven, Common Starling, Spotted Turtle–Dove, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Blackbird, Galah, Brush Wattlebird, Rainbow Lorikeet, Eastern Rosella.

1 Comments:

Blogger John B said...

It didn't take you long to get going! The frogmouth looks as glum as I did on Thursday morning.
Keep blogging.

10 November 2008 10:13  

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