The sequence of photographs below don’t really tell the full story.
I was walking near Mia Mia Track on Sunday afternoon when I spotted a male Red-capped Robin, the bird was just beginning its late afternoon hunting on what had been a pretty hot day. Struggling to get the bird into a decent pose for a shot I disturbed an Owlet Nightjar (most likely the one I featured recently) from a hollow in a small, dead eucalypt. The owlet fluttered in typical uncoordinated fashion towards a nearby perch, whereupon a raptor appeared instantly from nearby – in pursuit of the owlet!
Happily the owlet returned to its hollow, the robin disappeared and the raptor ascended above, keeping a curious eye on the photographer. In summary it was a moment of mayhem with no decent photographs and to cap it off I’m not even certain of the identity of the raptor – either a Brown Goshawk or Collared Sparrowhawk, the moulting tail feathers have made it difficult. Suggestions welcome!