What's going on here? Young Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) in Tyto today hasn't yet learned that posing slantwise across trees is for robins. Seed-eating finches have little need for such insect-spotting poses.
Here's a bird proved doubly hard to identify. Horsfield's Bushlark (Mirafra javanica) popped up at distance on barbed wire fence near Ingham. Not a Tyto visitor. No reason why the species shouldn't drop in: they just don't. Even after spotting and identifying bird in field guides, still had trouble listing it. Forgot 2008 change of name from Singing to Horsfield's.
PS: Also forgotten, that silly 2010 resolution about not using dud pictures