Sunday, November 07, 2010

Asio overload....

A visit this afternoon to my local patch at Worlaby,resulted in the best count of Short-eared Owls i have had since the winter of 2002/03,with a minimum of 12 birds on show.They gave absolutely stunning views in the bright,late afternoon sunshine,with as many as 5 in one scope view at times,amazing stuff and a real treat.They where watched catching several voles and on occasion where robbed of their prey by a couple of marauding Kessies,the Owl's giving their prey up surprisingly easily.Also hunting in the same field,were a lovely adult male Marsh Harrier,juv. Hen Harrier and 3 Barn Owls were hunting at dusk,great!!.Other sightings comprised of 5 Common Buzzard,1 Siskin and a good count of 380 Fieldfare.An excellent few hours.

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