Boobook at Clifton Hill

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Subject: Boobook at Clifton Hill
From: "Neville Pamment" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:19:52 +1000
Marj and I saw an immature Southern Boobook (dark eyes) this morning in a
lone eucalypt in the asphalt carpark of Ramsden St oval, Clifton Hill, 6 km
from the GPO Melbourne. This spot is close to Merri Creek and the Yarra
River. This is the first owl I have seen here in 20 odd years (but may just
mean I don't look hard enough). It was having a very rough time being mobbed
by Noisy Miners, Red Wattlebirds and a Grey Butcherbird. The same isolated
tree, which is not very tall, has attracted other raptors in the past,
notably Collared Sparrowhawk. 


Boobooks are said to breed just across the river in Yarra Bend Park, so I am
guessing this young bird might have come from there.





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