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Tuesday 15 November 2011

Terwit-terwoo Tuesday.....

We had a visitor in the neighbourhood the other evening. He came swooping in and perched on an overhead cable. It was just a little too dark to be sure.... but it was definitely an owl, but I can't confirm which yet. We think it could be a Tawny Frog-Mouthed Owl. They are quite at home in Melbourne where there are plenty of large trees in metropolitan areas, and is probably the most common night-bird in the area. It may be in need a new home due to all the tree pruning last week.... I do hope he decides to stay a while.

Tawny Frog-Mouthed Owl (Podargus strigoides)

This photo was taken in a sanctuary last year, but I'm hopeful that I might get lucky and capture our new visitor soon. The Tawny Frog-Mouthed owl feeds mainly on insects and occasionally rodents....so he's handy to have around and I'm hoping he decides its not a bad neighbourhood. I'll keep you posted....

Here's a link to an unbelievable slow motion footage of an Eagle Owl in flight....I'm awestruck every time I watch it....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA6XSrM0V_0
I recommend that you watch it on the full screen option.

I've had soooooooooo much trouble trying to load photo's and just completing this post today that I've ran out of time ~ so I'm giving up ; ( 
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.


  1. I find owls quite fascinating. Always have done! They can sound a bit creepy at night though. xxoo

  2. I don't particularly mind hearing an owl at night but when staying in Canada and first heard a loon's call over a still lake...now that was spooky :O

    For anyone who hasn't heard the loon, check this out


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