To: 'Jack & Andrea Holland' <>, 'canberra birds' <>
Subject: ANBG Powl
From: John Bundock <>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:31:47 +0000
I believed, from its hoots, that the Turner owl was a male. I didn't know that 
this ANBG bird  had been identified as a male. I was told that ANU had 
identified the Turner bird as a male from DNA tests. If that is so, and this 
bird was also DNA-tested; perhaps it would be possible to identify whether it 
was the same bird, or closely-related.

John Bundock

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack & Andrea Holland 
Sent: Saturday, 19 August 2017 6:01 PM
To: John Bundock; 'canberra birds'
Subject: ANBG Powl

John, you were probably the most familiar with the Turner Powl.  Do you think 
it might be the same bird?  If I recall correctly it was a male too.


Jack Holland

-----Original Message-----
From: John Bundock
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:28 PM
To: 'Ryu Callaway' ; 'canberra birds'
Subject: ANBG Powl

People were being told about it at the Visitor Centre yesterday. If it's like 
the one at Turner it will carry-on despite all the attention.

John Bundock

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryu Callaway 
Sent: Saturday, 19 August 2017 4:09 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: ANBG Powl

In the same tree but much higher up today, probably double the height from 
yesterday, receiving excessive attention from what seemed like every visitor to 
the gardens (including all the non-birders). I presume it's presence is being 
advertised at the visitor centre. If I was the owl I wouldn't stick around much 


--- Duncan McCaskill <> wrote:
> The Powerful Owl in the ANBG is where Martin described, and the whitewash
> on the ground is indeed very obvious. Just after I found it this
> afternoon, a group of a dozen or more people arrived to see it, and the
> owl took a keen interest in all the activity below it. The dense, dark
> vegetation makes photography difficult. The clearest view was from
> directly below the bird.
> Duncan.


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