Powerful Owl Tawny Frogmouths, Sydney Botanic Gardens

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Subject: Powerful Owl Tawny Frogmouths, Sydney Botanic Gardens
From: "Jill & Sue" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:41:55 +1000
Yesterday, thanks to a very helpful chap who works in the office at the Royal 
Botanic Gardens we saw the Powerful Owl in what we understand to be the tree 
it's often seen in near Government House and a pair of Tawny Frogmouths in a 
palm-type tree on the slope not far below it.
 One question:  The owl was holding what looked like a large rat in its talons, 
on other occasions it's been reported with a ringtail possum.  Other Powerful 
Owl reports mention perched birds also holding prey during daylight hours.  Why 
don't they consume it when they catch it?  Why do they hold it  apparently 
throughout the day before consuming it?

Jill & Sue

Jill Rossiter & Sue Casson

PO Box 17 HORNSBY NSW 1630
02 9487 2496 
Mobiles: 0409 578320(Jill); 0417 578320(Sue)

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