Barn Owl - Irruption?

To: "Graham Buchan" <>, "Woodford, Russell" <>, "Birding-Aus Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Barn Owl - Irruption?
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:32:08 +1000
I flushed an Eastern Barn Owl from a partly eaten dead Black Rat on Susan Island, Grafton on September 5. It was during daylight hours (morning) and the owl took refuge in a River Oak where I photographed it later. This is only the third record for the Island the other two being in 1986 and 1998. The species is relatively common locally with an apparent influx, based on the number of roadkills, in the autumn-winter.

The possible Masked Owl at the Sturt Highway Wagga Wagga was an Eastern Barn Owl. I have seen the photos.

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing

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