Juvenile Powerful Owl with two adults

Today I went back to a spot in the bush where I’ve seen a Powerful Owl a few times. This time, there were three owls, one of them a juvenile: white and fluffy, with dark patches around its eyes. It heard me, and checked me out:

Powerful Owl juvenile

It’s hard to get a good day’s sleep when you’re an owl. Listen to all the noise they have to put up with from the other birds:

Here’s a still photo of the three owls:

Three Powerful Owls

And here’s a rear view of the juvenile:

Powerful Owl juvenile

Common name: Powerful Owl

Scientific name: Ninox strenua

Approximate length: 65 cm

Date spotted: 6 October 2014

Season: Spring

Location: Manly Dam National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’51.0″S 151°14’52.1″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

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