Sydney CBD Powerful Owl

To: "John Tongue" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Sydney CBD Powerful Owl
From: "storm" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 11:45:22 +1000
Hi John and list

First, thanks for Ricki for reminding me about this owl with her post a
little while ago. I went to see the bird last week - magnificent. A number
of my colleagues then went down to admire as well - an opportunity excellent
for non-birding public servants.

John, I can see no reason why the bird would not be there as it has been
there for nearly a month now. He/She is on the William St side of the
museum, between the steps and the driveway. Walk down from the lights until
you get to the steps, go past the euc, he/she is in some trees above the
fence, look for the bird poo on the stonework and then look up!

Best views are to be had from inside the museum grounds (if you go down to
the drive way, walk up a little and there are some steps up or you can jump
the fence) - and the staff seem happy to show you where the bird is if you
are having trouble. byo binoculars.

I asked Walter about the bird - he said he thought the bird was likely to be
a first year, doing quite well on possums (bird was finishing off a brush
tail when I was there), rats and even a currawong. Walter though there was
no reason for the city pair (below) to move this one on so is likely to be
there for some time to come.

Apparently the pair down in near Government House are still there too - but
I don't know exact details.


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