But there have been some ruckuses out the back the last few nights that have mightily interested our dog.
Today (happy Australia Day) a visitor wondered why we had put one of those pretend owls so high up in our tree. What was she talking about? Our pretend owls are on the ground near the strawberries and fruit trees (there are still nectarines ripening).
Turns out there was a REAL owl in the tree. A tawny frogmouth. (Later correction, apparently it isn't an owl, it's a nightjar and is not raptorial.)
This is all fairly exciting to have in a suburban backyard. It might be a worry for the ringtail possums though. We haven't seen any of the brushtail possums for quite a while.