Powerful Owl with Flying Fox

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Devster's picture
Powerful Owl with Flying Fox

So it's been about a year since I have seen a Powerful Owl so I thought I would go and see if the one I saw last year was around.

It was in the nearly the exact same tree as last year and had last nights meal in its talons.

Looks to be some sort of flying fox.

Dmenace's picture

Great shots, Devster!  An amazing bird.

Rick N
Rick N's picture

Nice work Devster, looks like it's falling asleep after a feed in the last shot :-)


Excellent photos ... great re-discovery. Been just over a year since i saw a powerful owl - so i will try the same approach and go back to same spot.

I like the last one too - with the talons clenched

vas's picture

Lovely shot and find Devon!

timrp's picture

Nice shots, I also saw one a few days ago.

laza's picture

Cracking shots , first one reminds of me after I have had my christmas dinner :)

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

rawshorty's picture

Well done, Devster. They are an awesome bird.

Shorty......Canon gear



Devster's picture

Thanks for the comments guys. I find it hard to take good shots of these birds as they are usually in dark creek bed. I had to have the ISO cranked right up which is why ithey are grainy. I also only found one spot around the whole area where there wasn't an obstruction of leacves or branches in the way.

HelloBirdy's picture

Nice Devon. You should have been pretty happy with that view

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

Devster's picture

HelloBirdy wrote:

Nice Devon. You should have been pretty happy with that view

Better than a poke in the eye with a blunt talon :P

Reflex's picture

I wonder if it is the same bird as last year.

According to Pizzey & Knight they are known to occupy the same spot for roosting and breeding for several years. Might be worth a visit using a remote triggered flash so you don't get red eye.

Samford Valley Qld.

alferg's picture

Devster, lovely shots. Could I use your photos to make some memes for the "No Zipline for Mr Coot-tha" campaign? Please email me >

Lightuningbird's picture

Realy gives you a sense of how big they are. 

Wimmera mally region, Vic.

Greyson's picture

The owl looks very pleased with itself. Great shots.

Gumnut's picture

Great set, interesting bird, albeit over two years ago.


SX2002's picture

Great catch Devon...


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