“Last evening we went up and watched the male Powerful Owl bring a bat to the butchery tree and feed the female and then she flew into the nest hollow and fed the young.”
The Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) is Australia’s largest owl.
These impressive birds are being seen in suburban locations more often these days and many call our catchment home.
Birding enthusiasts Ian Muirhead and Jim Butler are tracking the behaviour of a particular breeding pair of Powerful Owls. Our opening sentence gives an indication of just how special this experience is.
In their latest Bush Bites article, Ian and Jim share some of their tracking methods and invite you to contribute to the Birdlife Australia Citizen Science Powerful Owl Project.
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