What do you mean you can't see it?
It's totally obvious.
Fine I'll crop down for you.....
See. Buffy fish owl. This was one of two birds in the same tree both of which resolutely refused to put themselves in a position where one could see them properly. The other bird flew at one point only to obscure itself thus:
It then retreated further into the foliage. Very frustrating birds but such is life. Had we been permitted to leave the jeep we'd have got great views but that just wasn't viable. Luckily this is quite a widespread species so hopefully I'll get another shot at it someday. This is a classic example of local knowledge kicking in; all the jeep drivers knew this pair was there so it was a matter of locating them - without that knowledge you'd have no chance. Similarly if you went the extra mile and went with a specialist birding tour; the birding guide may well know of a more accessible pair in a different location. As always a birder on holiday is torn between many many options; too much nature, too little time.