Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Not An Owl to Be Had

It was a beautiful morning as I sat at the back of my car watching four Long-tailed Tits feeding along the ditch. I had called at my feeding station on Rawcliffe Moss to do a feed and it was a shame that's all that I had time for. I had 125 Pink-footed Geese go over in flocks of 50 and 75, and 3 Stock Doves flew from Curlew Wood as I headed down the track.

It was quiet at the feeding station, perhaps because there was a shoot here yesterday, or maybe it was just that I had arrived when some birds had left. I had 40 Tree Sparrows, 8 Chaffinch and 3 Yellowhammers. As I drove off the Moss I checked the usual Little Owl spot, but the usual Little Owl wasn't there.

My good friend Nigel from Canada sent me some pictures of a couple of Owls he had ringed recently. Below you will find a picture of a Barred and Hawk Owl respectively. Stonkers!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Wow...glad you posted your friend's owl photos. I love owls, but rarely get to see them!