The Melbourne (Williamstown) Powerful Owl

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Subject: The Melbourne (Williamstown) Powerful Owl
From: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 01:22:38 +1000
Any Melbourne/Geelong (or visiting) birder who has not seen a Powerful Owl (and even those who have) should give serious consideration to driving (or training) over to Williamstown to see the one which has been there now for some 6 weeks (already referred to in an earlier posting on Birding-Aus).  It is a remarkable sight (and site), remembering that at 60 cms max height it is the largest hawk-owl  and one of the world's larger owls overall.
It spends the day roosting in one of the large elm trees in Nelson Place, which are all leafless at this time of year, providing the most extraordinary day-time views of this spectacular bird.
Directions:  From downtown Williamstown drive south along the Strand and turn left (east) into Nelson Place, heading towards the Bay.  The elm/s in question are on the left (northern) side of Nelson Place just beyond Ann St, out the front of Nelson House (the offices of Tenix).  It is very hard not to see the owl if you look up, it being so large and the tree being so completely bare.
Richard Nowotny

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