Powerful Owl at Wanna Wanna Rd

To: CanberraBirds <>
Subject: Powerful Owl at Wanna Wanna Rd
From: "David McDonald (personal)" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:39:20 +1100
We had a record at the weekend of a suspected Powerful Owl here at Wamboin (Poppet Road).

A resident found a large glider tail in her carport. No other parts of the glider to be seen. No blood and guts, just the tail.

Might that be a sign of a Powerful Owl? In late 2012 one was reported from close to there - seen and heard.


On 18/02/2014 11:10 PM, Graeme Clifton wrote:
I was out side at about 9.30 tonight and heard an owl calling. It was a call I had not heard before. Two notes, the second slightly different to the first. "Whoo who" or something similar repeated about 15 sec intervals.

I rang Martin Butterfield who lives about 10km East of me. I described the call and he said "almost certainly a Powerful Owl".

I then looked up Pizzey and sure enough the description of the call fitted.

Thanks for the assistance Martin. I am so pleased with this record, the first for me at my home patch.

Graeme Clifton

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