Sydney owls

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Subject: Sydney owls
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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:23:56 +1000

I'd suggest sugar gliders which have a persistent "yip   yip   yip   yip ...", 
among other warbles, gurgles and mutterings. I have theard them do this yipping 
at an even pace for hours. They also sometimes do a "yip-yip" the same pace as 
a Barking Owl's call, but higher pitched


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-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Cliff Booth
Sent: Friday, 15 June 2012 12:28 PM
Subject: Sydney owls


Last year from my house in McMahon's Point I heard over two nights a yapping 
sound intermittently emanating from Balls Head Reserve. The third night the 
yapping creature moved to be sitting behind the house but remained elusive. The 
sound didn't match my previous experiences of Barking Owls and didn't match any 
sounds I was able to download from the internet. Unfortunately I was out of 
town the rest of the week and have never heard it again.

I was reminded of this when last week when I was called by a non-birding friend 
of mine who lives behind Manly Dam who said he had just seen a Barking 
Owl(according to what he'd seen in his bird book) sitting on his lawn. The 
following night he heard a yapping sound 'like a small dog'..a sound that he 
hadn't heard before.

Any comments?

Cliff Booth


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