Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

The Powerful Owl is Australia’s largest Owl. It is 60-66 cm tall with a wingspan of 120-140 cm. An inhabitant of forests along the coast and ranges of southeastern Australia. It feeds on nocturnal mammals and large birds. In the Canberra region it is found in tall forests in the surrounding ranges. Every now and again one comes into the city and takes up residence in one of the more leafy suburbs to dine on the supply of possums and gliders. The bird here has a Ring-tailed possum in its talons, a favoured food item. The bird had a regular roost above a busy sports club in suburban Canberra and I have replaced the noise of lawn mowers and leaf blowers with some local bird sounds!

and one year on!