This is not a great photo but... I was trying to photograph the cockatoo perched in the tree when I got photobombed. You can clearly see in this shot where the name Yellow Tail comes from.
Now to my treat. And it was HUGE.
On Wednesday afternoon I went to our local zoo and had an up close and personal encounter with two Barking Owls, Rocco and Ruby. Both of them perched on my (gloved) forearm and I was even encouraged to pat them gently. This treat was delayed by our catastrophic fires, by Covid 18 and by the owl's breeding season.
This video (three minute or so) is worth watching. You can hear the owl call at about the 2.30 point.
Less talk, more photos. Lots more photos.
It really was an incredible treat. Of course while I was at the zoo I took other photos, which I will
I hope you find joy this week too.