Looking for robins in the nest, finding a Tawny Frogmouth
The robins had fledged, but opposite I found an eye watching me.
The male and female pair for life and usually roost close by. I couldn’t see its mate, but they keep stock still, are well camouflaged and can be very hard to spot. They are nocturnal we have seen a pair on the frame of our vegie patch looking like gargoyles, and I nearly hit one as I drove up the drive. They catch moths in headlights, a dangerous tactic. They are more closely related to the smaller nightjars than owls.