Boobook on Red Hill

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Subject: Boobook on Red Hill
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:54:35 +0000
This morning at around 6.15 on the saddle to the east of the water tank above 
Brassey st Deakin a Boobook flew overhead from one group of trees to another 
(this was before dawn, while it was still dark).

As it flew it called "mew" three times, a call I have never heard before. 
Pizzey and Knight describe a "seldom heard 'yo-yo-yo-yo' call, mainly in 
autumn', which I guess is it, though it sounded like "mew" to me, and the 
Boobook only said it three times. :-)

John Leonard

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