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Powerful Owl and Bassian Thrush - Pre-dawn this morning in the Royal National Park, Sydney

Wild Ambience on April 10, 2013 07:14

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    I made an early start this morning, arriving at the Royal National Park by 5am. Still dark and quiet, I made my way down Lady Carrington Drive and soon heard the distinctive call of a Powerful Owl (Ninox Strenua). As I set up my microphones, a Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) started singing it's autumn melody and this recording was the result.

    Between 1:30 and 2:10, the owl's call changes. At this time, another owl, presumably the male, flew from a nearby tree to join it's mate.


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    • tamand ayem
    • Wild Ambience
      Wild Ambience at 2.02 on April 10, 2013 09:39

      Yeah, it was a wonderful moment to have the owls so close. I actually tried a few days earlier as I knew the owls were around - I heard them call in roughly the same spot but by the time I got close enough they had stopped, I was 15 minutes too late! This time I made sure I was there by 5am.

    • Vicki Powys
      Vicki Powys on April 10, 2013 08:16

      What luck to get those Powerful Owls calling, great recording!

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