What a fantastic weekend weather wise, but surprise surprise not for owling!!! For the first weekend in ages I was preoccupied with other activities, namely following the famous Leicester City FC's push for promotion to the promised land of the premiership on Saturday, a 4-1 win and golfing Sunday morning, played rubbish but won nearest the pin!.
But..........in between all my other leisurely pursuits I did managed to squeeze in a couple of hours owling!
Very early Saturday morning I decided to make a return visit to Willoughby Waterleys with my mate Daz to check out site 103, a new site which was located last week. As both of us were suffering terrible hangovers from the alcohol abuse the night before any walking was totally out of the question, so today it was owling from the Land rover!!!
A single bird was again located at site 103 , just too distant for good images but my first image of a bird from this site in the daylight.
Site 103, Willoughby - Lodge Farm
Site 58, Peatling Magna - Lower Brookhill Farm???????
However, when it re-located onto a more distant fence post I started to have second thoughts. This bird had quite a distinctive large white patch on its left shoulder, I had never noticed this on either of the birds at this site before, or for that matter on any other owls .