Who'd a thunk it? I've only one other time seen an owl in the wild, when I narrowly missed it on the road late one nigtht between Cunningham's Gap & Toowoomba. An old man I've met a few times when poking around Gatakers Bay, showed me photos of the owl he'd justtaken. So then next day, I thought it would be an impossible task, hunted for the owl in the (very) general directions he showed me - and there it was, watching me quite carefully. Beautiful bird.