Birds at the RBG #3: Powerful Owl

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Free walking tours are conducted by volunteers twice a day at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. They start at the Information booth just outside the shop, more or less in the middle of the Garden, and last between one and a half and two hours. Notable bird sightings are posted on the whiteboard at the booth. On the day of my visit, the presence of a Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) at the RBG was indicated, and in the course of the tour we visited the tree in which the bird roosted.

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) - rear view

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) – rear view

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua). The talons are visible in this photo.

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua). The talons are visible in this photo.

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) with one eye open

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) with one eye open

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

Useful links:

Birds at the RBG #1: White ibis
Birds at the RBG #2: Grey butcherbird
Birds at the RBG #4: Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Powerful Owl Wiki
History of the Royal Botanic Garden

Date: 16 October 2014
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Sunny
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.

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