• Photo of the week

    Photos of the Week: Daphne Gonzalvez

 

The photos of the week this time are opportune photos that came about at – almost literally – the drop of a hat.

One morning this week the cleaners at Centennial Parklands Dining had arrived early morning to prepare the outdoor deck for opening. They were commenting on the cleaning up they were having to do on what seemed a larger amount of bird…well…poo, than normally was to be found. Looking up they spotted the ‘offender’, or actually, ‘offenders’.

Two remarkable Powerful Owls had roosted in the tree right above Centennial Parklands Dining!

 

On-lookers checking out the two owls above CP Kiosk

On-lookers checking out the two owls above CP Kiosk

 

And what do our little feathery friends look like?

Our intrepid park visitor photographers, Daphne and Dominic Gonzalvez quickly made their way to the Parklands when they heard about the sighting and captured some great photos, including these…

 

The Powerful Owl was settling down for a daytime sleep on a branch above CP Kiosk

The Powerful Owl was settling down for a daytime sleep on a branch above CP Kiosk

 

To give some context on the size of this bird, the Powerful Owl typically measures in at 45–65 cm in length and spans 112–135 cm across the wings!

 

Our two Powerful Owl friends have been 'very friendly'...

Our two Powerful Owl friends have been ‘very friendly’…

 

Latest update ‘from the field’

A group of avid local birdwatchers gathered in the Park last night and reported that they saw the birds hooting to each other, grooming each other and…well…let’s just say it is the mating season! Wouldn’t it be great to eventually have some owlets in the Park! Stay tuned…

 

Want to know more about Powerful Owls?

Read our previous blog post on the Powerful Owl when we first spotted it six weeks ago.

 

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