A most obliging bird

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I adore Tawny Frogmouths. People often think they are an owl but they’re actually a nocturnal bird related to the Nightjar. The way you can tell is you look at their feet. They have dainty feet while owls have big powerful feet for catching prey. When feeling threatened, Tawny Frogmouths have evolved to be world class magicians. They stay perfectly still, close their eyes and take on the shape of a branch; their feathers blend into the tree and… they disappear.

Weekend at the shack.

When you live in a city, long weekends are all about loading up the van and heading for the coast. This weekend the destination was my  brother in law’s  bush shack near Narooma. It’s like living in a tree house, with great music.

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Tee pee on Z Tree
Scenic Drive
The Shack