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Gala Dinner for one

September 20, 2012

Don’t even think about it. Get your own meal.

Or should that be a Galah dinner? This week we found grey and pink feathers strewn about an area of 20 m radius on our property on Junction Hill. Knowing the debris was underneath a regular roosting spot of the resident male Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), we did not have to look up to know that it was there dining on a hapless Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla).

The owl has not been seen with its mate since late July. Assuming a family is on the way and the incubation time for the eggs is between 36 and 39 days, we are quite excited that we might soon hear the tappings of tiny talons. But the location of the nest tree remains a mystery. This week, investigation of a possible nest site revealed the hollowed out tree to be just that, a hollowed out tree and nothing more. As to where the nest is, now we’re really stumped.

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  1. Susan permalink
    September 20, 2012 7:28 am

    Gory! But nature at its best!

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