Barking Owl? Or barking mad? Looks like both, but evil squint is deceptive. Bird was unconcerned by my presence. Nor was it reacting to low-set flash. Owls appear sometimes to shut their eyes almost as we might yawn when things are all a bit quiet. A highlight among recent sightings in Tyto this week..
What else is around? Just one of 10 to 20 Forest Kingfishers on show these mornings.
More Reed Warblers about in scleria with returns from south. Few, however, up in pandanus.
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater takes a break from preening in creekline tangle.
Little Bronze-cuckoo about as pale as the species gets.
And a young Crimson Finch feeding on seeds of grasses growing through footbridge.