Some mothers really do have 'em

Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) a metre from tourist road after deciding on her perfect spot to sit on an egg. She's even got me to thank for the twiggy tangle in front of her. Gives new meaning to 'Some mothers do have 'em!'


Snail said…
That's astonishing camouflage. I hope no one goes off road. :(
mick said…
Amazing camouflage. How did you manage to see her in the first place? And why would she choose a place to close to the road?
Tyto Tony said…
Absolute stillness is the essential, both for watched and watcher. As to choice of location, I guess laying comes at night and roads mean little to the birds.

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