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|From:||Harvey Perkins <>|
|Date:||Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:23:36 +1000|
And having been around that long it was unlikely not to still be there after work yesterday. So I went and twitched it at 17:20 h though it did take me half an hour to find it. It was in a mostly leafless oak tree in the small car park to the east of the National Film & Sound Archive building, about 50 m from where Martin saw it, and it flew across McCoy Cct to some other bare trees beside an old low building.
While looking for the butcherbird, I was attracted by several noisy Noisy Miners to a tree on the (western) corner of Liversidge Street and Ellery Crescent in which an Eastern Barn Owl was trying to avoid attention (17:15 h). It would wobble / shiver from side to side quite noticeably when being mobbed but was otherwise very calm and not prepared to move.
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