My in-laws are avid bird watchers and know a lot about the local birdlife. They called me early this morning to see if the kiddoes were awake as there was a surprise in the tree out the back of their house. We threw on some clothes and jumped in the car for the very quick drive to their house. Sitting quietly in the tree outside their lounge window was, what we think is, a Boobook owl.
It is so lovely to see these birds still around suburbia. My in-laws said that they thought there was a cat in their yard as the wattle birds were making a racquet. When they looked in the direction of the ruckus, there was this gorgeous bird.
Have a listen to their beautiful call.