A fleeting visit?

Gordon alerted me to the presence of a visitor next door … a beautiful Southern Boobook, sheltering in the security of the car-port.

Southern Boobook, Wyndham Street Newstead, 15th March 2017

This beautiful hawk owl, a relative of the Powerful Owl and Barking Owl (a rare local), is heard more than seen. During the day they roost in places where they can escape the attentions of small birds such as honeyeaters, which will mob an owl relentlessly if its arrives in their territory. Southern Boobooks are nocturnal hunters – they feed on flying insects and small vertebrates … including mice!

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2 responses to “A fleeting visit?

  1. wow, fab shots, great work Geoff

  2. Patrick Kavanagh

    What a fantastic visitor!

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