Do you see it above? I absolutely did not until P pointed it out. The September theme for City Daily photo bloggers around the world is 'right under our nose'. While on one of our walks a few years back I strolled within an arms reach past the tawny frogmouth sitting camouflaged to the max in the crook of a paperbark tree, before P called me back to look. Described as 'one of the best examples of cryptic plumage and mimicry in Australian birds the tawny frogmouth perch low on tree branches through the day, their silvery grey plumage allows them to freeze into the form of a broken tree branch and become practically invisible'. It really was, although if you pull the shot above right in you will see that the eye is ever so slightly open looking at me..
I have to admit the tawny frogmouth was one of the most exciting birding finds for me because of the rarity in seeing them so close. He/she although an efficient hunter, was a darling creature, relaxing it's camouflage pose to turn and look straight at me, the expression saying it all :) Looking forward to seeing what was right under the noses of CDP'ers around the world. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. It is the first official day of spring here in Australia 🌸
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