The Owl and the Lizard

A photo – one of my favourites – from my second WordPress post, to celebrate 100 posts.

BA 45 Marcus Creek January 2014


This frillneck lizard still lives in our garden, though my mosiac owl now sits tucked away under a tree, grounded by termites that made a feast of its perching place.

There was purpose in the lizard’s highly focused, regal pose – a potential meal of chicks in the large tree close by.

The lizard came back again and again but, as far as I know, the mother bird successfully guarded her chicks from the predator.