Powerful Owl at ANBG

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Subject: Powerful Owl at ANBG
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 23:22:01 +1000
For what it is worth, I too noticed one Satin Bowerbird fussing about the Powerful Owl (mobbing it) that was in the ANBG 2 years ago, on I think 1 of the 3 times I saw it there.
Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041
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From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Tuesday, 4 August 2009 2:53 PM
To: Leo Berzins
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Fw: Powerful Owl at ANBG [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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.


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