In recent days a family of five native Australian Mopoke (or Southern Boobook) owls have made their home in my family's country garden. Late in the afternoon they become active, although this poor fellow was struggling to keep his eyes open at 7.30pm. Perhaps having several cameras photographing your every move and a bunch of inquisitive kids staring isn't the most restful way to spend an evening!
Trying so very hard to stay awake....
A captive audience
After sunset - a wide-awake Mopoke, ready to catch some dinner.
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