In my previous post I lied!!! I said that all the juveniles at my monitored sites had now dispersed, well I was wrong! It wasn't an intentional fib, just a generalisation on what I was finding at the majority of my sites.........sorry!!!!!!
Anyhow, last night I chanced upon a pair of juveniles still hanging around at my site No 92 (not far from the village of Gilmorton). This was my first sighting of any juveniles at this site this year so I had to attempt an image......didn't I? They were perched high in the tree and the light was poor which didn't lend to a "quality" image but bumping up the ISO allowed for a single "keeper" of one of them just before it popped back into the nest/roosting hole, below.
I fully expect that by the time I get back out owling properly at the end of the month (when the Landrover is back on the road) any juveniles will be hard to locate. So I'll postpone my comment that they have all gone until then!