Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bleak morning brightened up by Short eared Owl

This morning was pretty bleak, cold and wet and I was about to give up when a super Short eared Owl was flushed from the enclosed grassy field above the cemetery giving some nice fly-bys. This field has had some Tree Pipits in over the past few weeks so I hoped over the gate to see how many I could find. It was a nice surprise that the first bird out of the grass was this lovely Owl. It was later seen at the north end. My latest spring Shortie on the Orme by a few weeks. Lesser Whitethroat and Tree Pipit the only other birds of note. Last night Wendy Mcarthy had a singing Cuckoo behind the cemetery. Excellent stuff!

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