Yet another raptor is discovered that resides on the Kimber Park Open Space!
Laura’s son Martin noticed a Barn Owl that lives on the Kimber Park Open Space while visiting over the Holidays.
We’ve agreed to call him Marty, after his discoverer. We don’t know yet if Marty is male or female, but I’m assuming its a he for now.
Here’s a picture of Marty, taken while he was roosting on the Kimber Park property during the day:
The Barn Owl is a medium to large native owl with a face I am sure you will agree is almost alien. I have seen one (probably Marty) calling and flying high over the Kimber Park Open Space by the light of the moon. With white undersides and an absolutely silent flight he looked very ghostly while aloft. I have also seen Marty flying into the short grass, probably feeding, just past dusk, among the native oaks at the east end of the Open Space.
To listen to the Barn Owl call try the audio player below:
Have you heard Marty (or his kin) while walking about Kimber Park? Please leave a comment below and tell us about it.