Monday, 14 October 2013

Owl prowl

Today my day off work was spent brush cutting down on the reserve. Now, I hate brush cutting and thankfully it only has to be done once a year. It is nice though when you can stand back and see the efforts of 3hrs solid graft

Before - looking towards the winter feeding station

after -

before - looking onto the reserve

The evening was spent in the hide waiting for Barn Owl. They used to be quite common in October / November but since the cold winter of 2010 they have now become a scarcity. I had only two sightings last year. Tonight, as expected, I had nothing. Oddly enough all my sightings have come in these two months. I did have 21 Snipe though as they took off in ones and twos for a nocturnal feeding session in the fields.

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