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    Posted: 02 October 2019 at 10:34

Frogmouth Owls are incredibly hard to spot.



That is unless you happen to see one move...



No matter the tree.



Or light.



They're not actually owls but are more closely related to Nightjars. They are however nocturnal hunters and sleep or doze all day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2019 at 11:14
Amazing!

And great job from you for seeing one and capturing it for us!
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Very nice shots, I'm amazed.... TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2019 at 11:43
wow absolutely amazing!

get job spotting it
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Amazing work right there!!

Got any more??
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Peter, great shots of the Tawny Frogmouth, and as you say, they are almost impossible to spot when they impersonate bits of tree trunk.
Main surprise to me is seeing the wide open eyes in daylight hours in your last shot.
Thanks for sharing.
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A wonderful set.
I'm amazed you spotted him.
I like the last shot best. Event the tail feathers look like tree or leaf.
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Well spotted! Great series.
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A nice series - thank you for posting those.
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Amazing images! Congratulations!

The last is not only amazing, it's cute, too!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2019 at 23:12
Amazing bird well photographed.
Thank you!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 00:25
And thanks to all for the kind comments.
Bert I do have more somewhere in the archives but I may have posted them before. In fact one of them won me a laptop and a weekend away in a luxury resort as a competition prize.

Meantime just crops to show more detail.





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Fascinating! Well spotted & well executed. TFS
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Awesome series :) I think i prefer the photo's with closed eyes, above the one with open eyes.
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