First, ship-assisted owl in Antarctica

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Subject: First, ship-assisted owl in Antarctica
From: "Trevor Quested" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 16:32:00 +1100
Hi Chatters,

There is a photo of a Collared Scops Owl at this site Shot 24.
It was taken on a Russian ice breaker which is now in the Antarctic so now
there is a ship assisted bird in the Antarctic.  I was on the ship for the
Millennium voyage to the Chatham Islands and was shown the owl in the
captain's cabin. He said it joined the ship as it sailed past Japan on the
way to New Zealand.  After we left the ship on the 5th Jan. at Dunedin NZ it
immediately sailed for Macquarie Island and the Ross Sea.  Who knows what
will happen to the bird.  I didn't tick it and it would have been a lifer!
Full trip report coming soon!


Trevor & Annie Quested

Sydney, Australia

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