I didn't realise you had the same owl. The photo in Wiki looks just the
same as my own photographs. I live a lot closer to the bush (50 metres
actually) so often at night there is a morepork outside the back door,
looking for moths in the porchlight.
Though, strangely, all the calling at night seems to be from distant
birds, and not my local ones.
John Tudor wrote:
> --- In
> <naturerecordists%40yahoogroups.com>, Alec Kennedy <>
> > John,
> > For what it's worth, our native owl (the morepork) is about the size of
> > a blackbird,
> Thanx Alec
> Your Morepork and our Boobook are probably the same owl, so your info
> is very usefull
> I know the direction the call is coming from, and it's reasonably open
> so the choices for it to be hiding somewhere are limited.
> Unfortunately, it's also mostly private land, so I'll need to do a bit
> of binocular work to narrow it down further.