Mobbed Barn Owl - Tuggeranong Town Park

To: Sue <>
Subject: Mobbed Barn Owl - Tuggeranong Town Park
From: sandra henderson <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:54:17 +0000
This morning it was being harassed by ravens, currawongs and magpies. One raven pecked at its face, then grabbed it by a wing, then by the tail. When owl got free (after being shaken around a bit) it moved down and hung upside down facing the very persistent raven. (not surprised that a number of these owls have recently been taken into care in Canberra!)
It eventually flew off to the far side of the lake, where I heard the noisy miners getting very upset.
sandra h

On 27 September 2017 at 22:24, Sue <> wrote:
I’ve seen large numbers of ravens mobbing and shrieking at something in the casuarinas on the little peninsula at the northern end of the beach at Tuggeranong Town Park for a few weeks now. It seems the owl may not be bothered enough by the attention to move on.
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:46 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mobbed Barn Owl - Tuggeranong Town Park
Noon time I was distracted by a mob of raven/currawong/miner at an exposed casuarina branch. It was a Barn Owl. I revisited an hour later it has moved to higher tree close to the road but was still harassed by a currawong. Poor Owl.
Location: Road side casuarina trees facing the narrow entry road into Lime Gym. Early noon it was found in another casuarina 10m further into the field.
Tun Pin

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