Went birding this morning with some friends in Lilydale. Saw quite a few species but no owls. One of the ‘cute’ birds was the American Tree Sparrow.
“The American Tree Sparrow is a common winter visitor in backyards all across southern Canada and the northern United States. Despite its common name, it forages on the ground, nests on the ground, and breeds primarily above tree line in the far North.” All About Birds