Grey-brown plumage with white barring
Off-white underside with dark, v-shaped markings
Dark grey facial disc
Large yellow eyes
Dull yellow feet with large, sharp talons
Having been told of a Powerful Owl perched in a tree in Williamstown, we stopped by to have a look. Sure enough, there he was, halfway up a plane tree right next to a row of parked cars. As I was looking for the best position for a photograph, a number of locals stopped to fill me in; apparently, this is a regular hangout for the bird. One young man even showed me his photos of the owl .... with a possum in his huge claws. That really wasn't something I wanted to see. Thanks anyway.
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