5 am………………walk out of the valley.

Watching me, as I closed the cabin door, on the water tank pipe, was this beautiful young frogmouth Owl.

Arrived to Jayne’s house at 6 am………..day light by the time I left the gravel road.  Kookaburras calling and cattle mooing.

While drinking a coffee a Noisy Pitta flew through the open door into Jayne’s kitchen. It crashed , a loud thud ,into the window facing the opening.

We thought it was dead.

Luckily it was stunned and after checking for broken bones, laid it into a basket to see if it would survive.

By the time we left for town at 6 30 am it was standing up and the eyes were wide open.

The basket was empty when we returned at 3pm.

I have had a couple of pittas crash into the water tank and die. Rarely have I seen them in the rain forest so to see their beautiful colours up close was the upside of their bad luck.



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