Well yes. I was unsure whether the question was: Is this a Tawny Frogmouth, or is this wotsit chasing mice?
I agree it is a Tawny Frogmouth, there is sufficient hint in wing shape and pattern and mainly the tuft of feathers over the beak. Could be chasing many things:
mice, moths cockroaches, geckoes...
I was actually thinking that the base of a compost bin is not exactly the most exciting thing to photograph but then you never know what will turn up.
From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Sunday, 11 February, 2018 1:01 PM
Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] PIR/trail cam images (WOTSITs)
Interesting David. Or after moths? Elizabeth was asking what had happened to the Bogong Moths. Perhaps the TAWFRO has them cornered against your compost
bins. Your PIR/trail camera should be useful when you are swooped by goshawks.
From: David McDonald (personal) [
Sent: Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:52 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] PIR/trail cam images (WOTSITs)
Hi, trying out my new PIR/trail camera at home last night.
Had it trained on my the base of my compost bins.
Got an image of a cat (ugh!) and these WOTSITs.
A Tawny Frogmouth on the ground after mice?
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