Metronomic was the word that came to mind when I heard it & was what
caught my attention. That, & that it was unlike the few dogs heard
There was a shorter gap between the double bark group than the link I
copied. Considerably quicker than the Boobook 'morepork' or the
'leave a gap for an answer' cadence of the Powerful.
The wind has come up now & just the wind noises to be heard. Last
night was the coldest we have had here in the 22 years we have been
here, with the bird bath heavily frozen over this morning. But then a
western slopes bird would be used to that.
Still, one can hear what one wants to hear so I will keep an ear open
& try for a pic.
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On 17/07/2007, at 9:36 PM, Carol Probets wrote:
Hi Kurtis and Chris,
Barking Owls are occasionally reported in the Blue Mountains, as
Lynda and Timothy Hyde can tell you. I am also aware of one record
near the ADI site in western Sydney (though I don't have the
details easily at hand). Chris, the Barking Owl's call is a very
definite double bark, generally always two yaps at a time, much
more regular than a real dog, if that's any help.
At 8:15 PM +1000 17/7/07, 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.