...it's all so easy to walk by a tree and not notice that a certain bird is sitting in it. I'm so used to trying to find little birds hiding behind the tracery of branches and foliages instead!
Take this eucalypt (gum) tree; on the right side of the trunk, just before the first long branch on that side ... there's a little broken stub of a branch, and there's something perched there. Now who would've known, so OUT THERE?! Someone in our birding group that day spotted it; well done I say! Shall we look a little closer at it then?
Tawny Frogmouths ..they make me smile; quirky little beings with their beak pointing to the sky trying to make out it's just another branch, and they do camouflage SO well, don't they?
Read about (and hear), the Tawny Frogmouth on this Birds in Backyards fact-sheet here
while standing on the opposite side of the channel, over there near the top of the pine tree is a nest.
it was Whistling Kite
one sitting at the nest and the other flying overhead
stretched to the max., it appears two to the left of the trunk, and one sitting up a little higher, at right