Coupe Portraits: Walking the Damaged Forests of East Gippsland (Gunaikurnai Country)

By and | 1 May 2021

Stony Creek – coupe 735-520-0009 (Tambo)

Text by Louise Crisp | photograph by Lisa Roberts

Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae
Locations centred entirely within structurally dense forested habitats.

A narrow funnel of old forest to hunt in leads up the gully to Stony Creek Rd

The bright moon is no help and neither are they, preying overhead with intent

to devour a life, a multiplicity, a country: 30ha of unlogged forest across the road

The masked owl perched on a low branch listens into the approaching forest-void

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