Boobook Owl

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Subject: Boobook Owl
From: "Tom Wilson" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 21:31:54 +1100
G'day all
just retiring for the night at about 11 pm on Monday 24 March, when I heard
a Boobook Owl calling from somewhere near my house on Bobbin Head Road
Turramurra.  This is the first one I've heard in the nearly 5 years in this
The bird called for about 10 minutes - I was just thinking of getting out of
bed and going to see if I could locate it (tricky - flashing torches around
in a residential area at 11pm probably not the best way to keep neighbours
happy!) when it stopped.  I haven't heard it since then.
Pizzey notes breeding is August to December, so a bit early for territory
setting - perhaps a young bird looking for a patch of its own.  I hope it
does - it can eat the bush rats that periodically visit my roof space!
Tom Wilson

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