A father occupies himself while watching over his sleeping son. All around are waiting for the midnight fireworks but these two are an island of tranquility in a busy crowd.
(Placed 11th in the FujiMugs challenge "Festivities").
This Butcher Bird came right up to me while I was walking around Kangaroo Point a few weeks ago (same time as Succulent Lizard). I suspect he was used to getting fed by passers-by on their lunch breaks, alas I had nothing for him but some attention.