To: Leo Berzins <>
Subject: Fw: Powerful Owl at ANBG [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 14:52:43 +1000
I spent a bit over an hour effectively following Leo's footsteps this morning.  I was not able to see an Owl anywhere.

However on my second walk down the ranforest gully i was a few metres below the spot where Wiill saw the bird when my attention was drawn to a flock (about 6) of green Satin Bowerbirds (SBBs) calling and dodging back and forth in some very dense canopy vegetation.  I spent about 10 minutes trying unsuccesfully to see what (if anything) was going on.  It is possible/probable that this was just SBBs being SBBs but on speaking with Anthony Overs he mentioned that SBBs were involved in the mobbing when he first saw the bird 2 years ago.

If anyone wants to have another try, my spot was on the main path about 20m past (coming from the entrance) a sign about Eucryphia (Pinkwood) and just before a cross path.


On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Leo Berzins <> wrote:
Around midday on Saturday I bumped into Will at the gardens and he told me about the owl but when he showed me the location the owl was already gone, presumably due to harrassment by the currawongs.
Robyn and I went to the gardens on Sunday to search for the owl in the rainforest gully as well as all previously observed roosting locations (assuming it may be the same owl as two years ago). Our search was fruitless and Will had been similarly unsuccessful in relocating it.
Definitely worth keeping it in mind when visiting ANBG.
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