To: sandra henderson <>
Subject: ANBG Powl
From: Megan Mears <>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:53:02 +0000
Nice clear views of Powl this afternoon near the Brittle Gum area. 

Staff were relieved she/he had moved from the rainforest, as they said that people with large camera gear had been trampling plants to get a clear shot earlier today. 

Megan Mears

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 9:32 PM, sandra henderson <> wrote:
At one time yesterday (a little later than when Ryu and I saw it together), an ANBG staff member was showing the bird to some visitors . Same fellow was staffing the visitor centre desk when I went in to go to the bookshop. So not only telling people where it is, but in some cases taking them to it. But I agree with Martin, I suspect the birds aren't too concerned - looking at visitors as if to say "yes here I am, now go away and let me sleep"
Sandra h

On Saturday, 19 August 2017, Ryu Callaway <> wrote:
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 longer.


--- 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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