For your interest, have a look at this nice photo of a Frogmouth on the
Canberra Ornithologist Group Web site.
> From: Karen Pearson[SMTP:
> Reply To: Karen Pearson
> Sent: Saturday, 5 December 1998 19:22
> Subject: Tawny frogmouth reply
> I'd like to thank everyone for their responses to my Frogmouth question.
> had a wonderful 25 replies! Very pleasant reading.
> It seems that my message invoked a few responses in birding-aus
> participants. I received wonderful messages reminiscing about first birds
> and similar feelings of excitement from their new pursuit, some titillated
> at my unrestrained exuberance *g* and even reminding some of friends far
> away. Amazingly, I had a reply to my message from a lady in Texas, not
> actually a subscriber to birding-aus and who admitted knowing nothing
> Frogmouths. My message was forwarded to her from a birding-aus subscriber
> in another far off country, as apparently my 'barely contained enthusiasm'
> reminded him of his Texan friend!
> Her parting words were;
> "So you go, girl!! and don't let anyone curb or jade your enthusiasm. I
> you get out of bird-watching what you bring to it, and there's nothing
> says abundant enthusiasm can't compensate for little experience, at least
> the long-run!!"
> Advice I'm sure I'll keep with me.
> I did return to Braeside, actually twice since but couldn't find my big
> friends. So I missed the photo but the surprise of looking up and
> them will stay with me. I did get some lovely shots of a Superb Wren sat
> high on a grass stalk chirping for all he was worth. I also had the
> pleasure of some birding-aus company this morning, who upon approaching
> "You look like a Karen type person". I guess the large camera,
> backpack and field guide in pocket were a dead-giveaway! It was a most
> enjoyable few hours resulting in further magnificent photo's (fingers
> crossed) of a Black-winged Stilt, Cisticola and an interesting combo of
> Red-rumped parrot with a Crested Pigeon.
> Thanks again - and birding-aus for being a great forum for information.
> Karen Pearson
> Hampton, Melb.