Owl near Melbourne - is this a Boobook? (update)

Subject: Owl near Melbourne - is this a Boobook? (update)
From: Cheryl Ridge <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:56:37 -0800 (PST)
Hi everyone

Thanks for the input!

Private responses were received also - all
appreciated. It was quite an education and that's what
I like. Especially if someone takes the time to
mention defining features of a bird or explain their
choice. Sometimes this is the only way I learn when my
field guides confuse me!

Whilst reading the various responses I also looked at
a couple other shots I had taken of the Owl (had a
couple looking straight down at me but were darker
images). There is definitely a white "V" shape above
the eyes and this appears to form "goggles".

Happy to go with the Southern Boobook and delighted to
add this new bird/photo to my "collection".



--- Cheryl Ridge <> wrote:

> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 23:36:16 -0800 (PST)
> From: Cheryl Ridge <>
> Subject: Owl near Melbourne - is this a Boobook?
> To: 
> Hi
> I photographed an owl near Melbourne yesterday:
> If someone could id it for me I would be most
> grateful
> as I have only seen and photographed the Powerful
> Owl
> in the wild.
> I am keen to see other owls so if anyone knows of
> any
> 'reliable' places near to Melbourne (not zoo) Id
> love
> to know.
> Thankyou
> Cheryl Ridge


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