Finally some half decent weather today, I was hopeful it would encourage a few of the local owls out for good viewing and photo opportunities, how wrong I was there! Of the 20 or so sites I visited, sighting (and brief ones at that) were only made at 5 sites. This was a really poor return compared to similar weather conditions before xmas, has the cold snap taken its toll on the local little owl population??? Only time will tell!
Todays sites where owls were observed;
Site 29 Lubbesthorpe - 2 birds
Site 88 Enderby - 1 bird
Site 91 - Kilby Bridge- 1 bird
Site 53 - Countesthorpe - 1 bird
Site 60 - Willoughby - 1 bird
I did however manage to get some images (below) of birds yet to grace this blog.
This guy took some finding this morning, I heard him call but just
couldn't locate him....I did eventually..............can you see him?
Site 29, Lubbesthorpe - Old Warren Farm
This was one of two birds at this site today, unlike the first bird which took to the wing as soon as I got out of my car this one was quite confiding.
Site 88, Enderby - Enderby Estate
Anyone for a game of hide and seek?
Site 91, Kilby Bridge - Wayside Farm