Powerful Owl in Sydney

This is the blog of Mark Wordsworm, the travelling worm. I’m a 25-year-old bookmark and can proudly boast my own Hallmark serial number, 95 HBM 80-1. You’ll probably want to read all about me and my Travelling Companion (the TC).

Today’s travel notes

The TC went wandering in the woods yesterday. The first sign of trouble was the ruckus made by the Currawongs. If you hear them kicking up a fuss, there’s sure to be something interesting happening. The TC followed the noise and saw a big, shadowy shape high up in a gum tree. The Currawongs and Magpies were dive-bombing it. That usually means that the birds have found a possum out and about in the day time, and are having fun tormenting the poor disoriented creature

The TC pulled out her camera and zoomed in as far as she could. Check the photos to see what the lens revealed.

The book I’m in

Fourth Day, by Zoë Sharp. A powerful action thriller with a touch of fierce beauty.

The photos

My apologies for disappointing all my fans. There’s no photo of me today. I stayed safely deep in a book, as all wise worms do when a Powerful Owl is in town.

Here’s what the TC first saw. Can you spot the bird? It’s well camouflaged:

Powerful Owl in Sydney

The bright glare of a Powerful Owl:

Powerful Owl in Sydney

In the video you can hear the Currawongs calling. The owl raises its head to look around, then goes quietly back to sleep. It’s holding the remains of its prey, most likely a possum:

The owl takes a careful look at the TC:

Please excuse the jumpy shots. It was a very steep angle and the lens was just about at maximum zoom. And of course the TC, bless her cotton booties, was somewhat excited about the whole experience.

That’s all for today dudes.

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Camp Mountain, where I grew up in Queensland, is a major breeding habitat for Powerful Owls! It’s good to see one happy and proud in Sydney, too.🙂

  2. I can see why a worm such as you would stay well hidden from an owl! Great shots from the TC, and don’t worry about the shakiness of the shots — I see worse on TV and at the movies by professionals who use that awful ‘handheld camera’ technique.

  3. G’day Joe and Rhonda

    Thank you for paying me a visit and leaving your calling cards.🙂 Yes, the TC is over the moon about the whole Powerful Owl experience. She keeps telling everyone what a magnificent creature it is.

    This less magnificent but equally significant creature will lay low for a while.

    Your pocket traveller
    Mark Wordsworm
    Travelling worm

  4. […]In the video you can hear the Currawongs calling. The owl raises its head to look around, then goes quietly back to sleep. It’s holding the remains of its prey, most likely a possum: […]


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