I saw a Powerful Owl in Mitchell Park, Windsor area north of Sydney,
with a magpie in its talons, many years ago, more than I care to
remember in fact!
Perhaps it is a foreign owl that's hitched a lift from Asia?
Following on from Kurtis' point, owls tend to eat mammals rather than
birds, whereas Goshawks tend to eat birds. I think it would be a bit
unusual for an owl to take a magpie.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at 09:41 AM,
I had an amazing experience on Friday. (7th Sept.) I was walking down
street in Bridgetown (in south west WA) when something overhead
attetion. Imagine my surprise when I looked up and saw the biggest owl I
have ever seen! I was seeing it from behind, as it was sitting on top
sign outside a shop, and that sign was hanging from the rafters under
verandah. When I walked around to see the front of it, another
It was holding a dead magpie in it's claws! Every now and then he/she
would take a bite out of it, although it was eating very slowly. The
Amy Flatt - Happy Bird Watcher!
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