Chris Charles <>
Russell Woodford <>
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:19:01 +1000
Or wait another few weeks to see if it screams at you! (If it hangs
My first couple of encounters with this bird were in August in NE
Victoria - bloodcurdling, to say the least.
On 17/07/2007, at 8:47 PM, Chris Charles wrote:
I am quite familiar with the local Boobook & Powerful Owl calls. It
seemed to be coming from high in of a group of trees so I
discounted a dog. I am also familiar with sugar glider yapping.
It sounded just like the Barking Owl call at Owlpages
Guess I better go outside & see if I can get some pics.
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On 17/07/2007, at 8:15 PM, Kurtis Lindsay wrote:
Barking Owls are not common whatsoever in Sydney, and I am
doubtful to beleive they have ever even been recorded anywhere
Might you be mistaking for a Southern Boobook Owl or even a
I am pretty sure the closest place to Chatswood (and the rest of
sydney) you may find a Barking Owl is in the Capertee valley (west
of Lithgow) and even there they are quite scarce!
A Boobook Owl is much more possible in Chatswood, as a matter of
fact I heard one calling near my house in East Killara last night!
As the crow (or owl) flies, Killara is quite close to Chatswood so
I wouldn't be supprised if there were Boobooks there aswell.
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