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Day on Earth pix 
3rd-Jan-2009 11:22 pm
tawny frogmouth
eee!  Another top post for the day_on_earth comm!


Although, I have to admit this one wasn't taken by me.  *wishes her camera would take pics as pretty*  This gorgeous series of photos was taken over 2 days by my girlfriend, Carmel, in her garden.

Then it started raining so...Bath time!

3rd-Jan-2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful.
4th-Jan-2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Glad you liked! :~)
3rd-Jan-2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
It's adorable! Elora oooh'd and ahh'd over the expression on its little face in the 4th photo down.

Are those common in your area? I'll have to admit I've never seen a photo of one.
3rd-Jan-2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, and what kind of tree is that? I see some sort of berry or fruit on it.
4th-Jan-2009 01:34 am (UTC)
It's a mulberry! :~)
The other one in the pix is an oak. Carmel's garden is an Edna Walling garden ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_Walling ) so it has lots of georgeous English trees. She's on quite a large block and it's pretty much ringed with oak trees. *is way jealous*
4th-Jan-2009 01:44 am (UTC)
They're relatively common, though not often seen. Mostly cos they're night birds. Commonly called owls, but they're actually related to nightjars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawny_Frogmouth

We hear them a lot though. They make this really low, constant "hoom hoom hoom" noise

The photo in my avatar was taken by me, of one in a tree near my house. (we were walking round to Safeway next door and saw him. XD)

Carmel's photos are awesome cos they're day-time, there's 2 of them, and the birds are active. Usually, if you catch them during the day, they're busy being 'one with the tree', and are virtually invisible. XD
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