06 Jan Curious Frogmouth
Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation were contacted by the local vet advising that a Tawny Frogmouth had been brought in by a member of the public. The bird had been found on the side of a major road being attacked by ravens. The tawny had sustained a puncture wound to the chest, with surrounding bruising. There was also concern for potential infection or abscessation. She was prescribed 7 days of medication.
During her stay the tawny had a peculiar habit of tilting her head whenever we entered the clinic, as if working out if we were friend or foe. She also had an amazing ability to hover in the air weightless.
At the tawny’s release just before dusk she seemed eager to fly free, but once her door was opened she sat still and quiet. After a while she built up her confidence and flew out of the cage and into a nearby tree where she happily sat and preened, but of course keeping an eye on us the whole time!