A Boobook Owl hunting in the veggie garden

After an afternoon of wandering around Elster Creek and Elsternwick Lake with the local birding gang , I went home and was reviewing the images of the day when an sms came in from Gio (a local naturalist) that he had found a Southern Boobook Owl at the local school above their veggie patch. Postponing dinner, gearing up and heading out in a rush I found Gio, and soon after the Boobook high up in the Red Gum. I have seen a few owls and Tawny Frogmouths locally lately and will hopefully see many more. It is a good sign of a healthy environment.

Southern Boobook, Elster Creek, Elwood Victoria

Southern Boobook, Elster Creek, Elwood Victoria

Southern Boobook, Elster Creek, Elwood Victoria

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4 responses to “A Boobook Owl hunting in the veggie garden

  1. Nice pics. How did you avoid red eyes?

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  2. Thanks for the comments Mike, the secret is a little bit of Lightroom CC post processing…it allows you to recover the colour…the nocturnals have amazing yellow eyes…

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