Mobbed Barn Owl - Tuggeranong Town Park

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Subject: Mobbed Barn Owl - Tuggeranong Town Park
From: Sue Beatty <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:26:59 +0000

At 1.45 this afternoon it was still where Sandra said it flew to this morning. It’s in the clump of Casuarinas between the Dog Park and the lake in Greenway. It’s on a rather wind-tossed branch near the water. A few Noisy Miners are making a racket.

Thanks Sandra!

Sue Beatty


From: sandra henderson [
Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017 7:54 AM
To: Sue <>
Cc: Tun Pin Ong <>; canberrabirds <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Mobbed Barn Owl - Tuggeranong Town Park


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.




From: Tun Pin Ong

Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:46 PM

To: canberrabirds

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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