Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Long-eared Owl, nearly...

Lade - 0900hrs - wet and windy, mild, sw 4 - Nothing much to report from the local patch apart from a couple of Marsh Harriers working the grasslands behind the `mirrors`. Overhead a party of Goldfinches and 2 Skylarks.
Dengemarsh - Had a run out this afternoon with MH and PB to look for a Long-eared Owl seen going to roost in a clump of willows. However, by the time we arrived the owl was nowhere to be seen. Compensation was provided by flight views of 2 Bitterns and the usual Marsh Harriers.
We drove the Range road looking for owls, in fading light, but it was not to be.
PS: News from the sea today concerned Great Northern Diver and Sabine`s Gull past the point, plus a light passage of Little Gulls and skuas.

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