You should always have a lookout.
Thats what this Butcher Bird was up to while the scene was unfolding below.
Its mate was sitting with a young bird, on the dogs lead, feeding from the dog bowl.
What is amazing is that the dog was blissfully unaware of the happenings not more that three metres from it.
They even stripped the bone that was left from the Christmas roast.
Butcher Birds are very inquisitive and friendly, one of the adult pair being a bird that was first introduced to us when it was a chick itself.
We have now had four generations of birds introduce their young to us as a good spot for a quick feed.