The first birds to come in were a family of Magpies. They were very tame and obviously expected a hand-out if they stayed long enough!
The Spangled Drongo's were the next to show themselves but they stayed high in the trees.
A family of Pied Butcherbirds also came in . This is the adult
and the juvenile still has a slightly brown colored head.
I finished my "cuppa" and then my friends suggested we walk around to their back yard because a couple of Tawny Frogmouths could usually be found somewhere out there. Their backyard is delightful and each time I am around there I take photos to try to capture the space and colours underneath the large gum trees. I have never been completely satisfied with the photos. I tried again this time and took this photo showing their outdoor eating area and the view down through the trees.
Sarah is an artist and this is a view of the corner of her studio.
Then we found the Tawny Frogmouths. They are never easy to see and the second one was especially well hidden. These were the stars of the show for me! They are active during the night so during the day they sit high up with their eyes closed but usually you can see that there is just a crack where they are obviously watching you.