Yes, I know, when a writer has little to write about he or she falls back on childish devices.
And here’s mine! All you have to do is tell me what you think this is.
And because I like music to take off its black tie sometimes and get a little funky…I give you The Goat Rodeo. Enjoy. I’m off to be taxi service.
By the way…if any of you are scrabbling around looking for a new reader after the demise of Google Reader, then Old Reader, you could do worse than move to RSSOwl. I did and found it easy to set up and I’m only called “high tech chicky-babe” in jest!
Well, Carol guessed it was a Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), some of you thought it was an owl. Man! I wish I had sixpence for every time I’ve heard these birds called owls!
They are not, despite the Latin strigoides in their name. They feed mainly on insects and most of the time, they just sit in a tree with their mouths open and catch their supper that way. Sometimes, they’ll come down to ground level for bugs.But, unlike owls, frogmouths have weak feet, totally useless for grasping and holding prey.So they are not raptors.
And why are they called “frogmouth”? I guess because they have such wide mouths, a bit like frogs. This one is the first we’ve ever noticed in this garden.Mind you, they are difficult to see when they’re perched, camouflaged, on a branch.
Wiki has much more info here