Late last night (11.30pm) whilst on my way home from a birthday bash I chanced upon yet another new Barn Owl site. We were driving along the country lanes not far from Gilmorton and whoosh, it flew straight across in front of us. Brilliant views were had for about 2 seconds as it was lit up in the car headlights.
So this evening I re-visited the same location to see if it could be re-located, I was in situ just before dusk and as the light faded so did my luck, sadly I didn't see it! But whilst in the Gilmorton area I decided to check out another of my boxes that I have in a barn. And as I entered the barn out flew a Barnie!!!! The chances of it being the same owl as last night are very slim indeed because there must be a distance of 2 miles between them. The owl then gave brilliant views in the car headlights as it hunted up and down alongside the road verge.
As can be seen on my "owlometer" on the right hand side of my blog the numbers are really starting to mount up, I have now made 12 different Barn Owl sighting across 11 different sites in south Leicestershire and we are only 5 weeks in to the new year.........yeah bring em on!!!