A very unusual visitor

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sewal
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A very unusual visitor

Late this afternoon heard a commotion among birds in the leopard tree and macadamia tree. At first I thought it was a fracas between a flock of blue-faced honey eaters and noisy miners. Then I spotted this fellow. He was rather upset, swinging from side to side. Eventually the aggressors gave up and left him alone. Have lived here in a northern suburb of Brisbane since I was a child and have not seen one here before.

Sue


PS I hope I have posted the correct images. They have been cropped

sewal
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Oops! Bigger is not better. Try these

soakes
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Wow... I can't wait until the day I see an owl at my place... you are very lucky!

What was the aggressor?

- soakes

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

DenisWilson
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Good shots, Sewal.
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Can anyone tell if it is a Barn Owl or a Masked Owl?
I cannot.
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Cheers
Denis

birdie
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Don't know too much about owls but from the pics I just looked up on the net, it looks like a barn owl to me . Lucky catch!
Cheers

Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

sewal
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It was being harassed by a large number of blue-faced honey eaters. I don't know if they had chased him there from another location or if they came upon him in that tree. The tree (in my front yard)seems to be part of the BFH territory. As it was close to sunset, and that area was already in shade I couldn't get a clearer picture.

Sue

ed
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Great find and shots, colour and field guides would lead me to say 'Barn'

Ed Townsville NQ

smeedingo2
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HI Sue
Fore me it is a barn owl the give away to me is the black tiped white spots on the wings hope it helps very lucky and very nice shots.

magpie
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Looks to be a barn owl. We rescued one here not long ago. Beautiful birds up close, seeing them from a distance does not do justice. And the wing span is spectacular.

Poor fella was interrupted from his day sleep by the look of it!

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