I had an hour to kill last week Thursday morning and had a look around at Royal
Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW
Amongst the Grey-headed Flying-Foxes, there were a few Black Flying-Foxes - a
bit scary to witness the spreading range of this dominant species.
The Powerful Owl was at its usual spot. Noisy Pied Currawongs led me to the
spot. Unfortunately, there was a large area right underneath the owl trampled
down by heavy creatures (most likely humans with binoculars and/or cameras).
owl was consistently attacked by currawongs and looked quite ragged. (1) you
easily see the owl from the trail, (2) don't spend too much time there, because
you may attract the currawongs to the owl.
I found, what I believed was a dead immature Masked Lapwing. For an immature it
seems a bit early in the season - or was it a late one of last year's season?
Anyway, when I touched it, it turned around and flew off! But it was clearly
sick, and most likely hasn't survived the day.
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