This one is fairly obvious in the tree, a kookaburra. I was removing some old sleepers and there were lots of bugs underneath. A group of six kookaburras was hanging about looking for a feed. (There is no specific collective noun for kookaburras but I like the idea of a cackle of kookaburras.) When I took this photo of the kookaburra I spotted something else in the tree. Can you see it in this next photo?
This bird is so well camouflaged. It looks just like a piece of bark in the tree. It was not at all interested in moving so I was able to get a few photos. You can click on the photos to see them more clearly. The bird is a tawny frogmouth.
I managed to get one photo with its eyes open but unfortunately I was pointing towards the light so it isn’t a good photo.
I was amazed by how still the bird was. This is the first time I have seen a frogmouth.
We also had a group of magpies checking out the grubs but magpies are very common so I didn’t bother with a picture.