Monday, 4 August 2014

Evening watch


This evening a Barn Owl was hunting at the southern end of Blueberry Farm, Maidwell.  It seems that the local Barn Owl population is enjoying an exceptionally good year with plenty of vole food on offer.  Many pairs are double-brooding but bizarrely there is so much food about that these birds are not hunting much during the day time and consequently showing very infrequently!

Birds visible from the yacht club at Pitsford Reservoir this evening included the pair of Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Little Egrets, 3 adult and 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull.


Neil M
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