RE: popular real estate.

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Subject: RE: popular real estate.
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:40:57 +1000
Well we can't all be small. I doubt the hollow is at a higher altitude, trees don't grow at the base. Actually I think and wonder if anyone else has noticed that - probably have - and whilst in applauding Margaret's & Elisabeth's careful observations of the kestrels, that Geoffrey's photo adds a real artistic charm to the Barn Owl, in that the shape of the hollow nicely frames the shape of the Barn Owl's face. Pure coincidence I'm sure.
-----Original Message-----From: Margaret Leggoe [ Sent: Saturday, 28 April 2012 10:52 AM      To: 'Geoffrey Dabb'; 'Elizabeth Compston'; 'Julian Robinson'; 'Philip Veerman'; 'Paul Fennell'      Subject: RE: popular real estate.

“The hollow would have been lower though.”  Or the photographer a darn sight taller.J



From: Geoffrey Dabb [ Sent: Saturday, 28 April 2012 9:02 AM      To: 'Margaret Leggoe'; 'Elizabeth Compston'; 'Julian Robinson'; 'Philip Veerman'; 'Paul Fennell'      Subject: RE: popular real estate.


That owl photo was from a slide more than 10 years ago.  I remember seeing the owl one afternoon, and going home to get a camera to snap it.  It was only there for a few days, roosting probably.  Over later years I would glance into the hollow from time to time, but don’t recall finding anything.  The hollow was indeed at about the site of Margaret’s kestrel operations, so I’m sure she has correctly identified it.  The hollow would have been lower though.


From: Margaret Leggoe Sent: Friday, 27 April 2012 6:20 PM      To: Geoffrey Dabb; Elizabeth Compston; Julian Robinson; Philip Veerman; Paul Fennell      Subject: popular real estate.


Dear G, E, J, P & P,


Have a look on page 89 of “birds of Canberra gardens” at Geoffrey’s photo of a barn owl and look very carefully at the nest hollow.  After the time I spent at that tree last spring, I would recognise that hollow anywhere.  I wonder whose tree it will be in 2012?






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