Oh the past few days has just been unbelievable when it comes to Barn Owl sightings, I have been out every evening this past week and without exception there is a story to be told from every excursion? Adding to this the jungle drums have been beating very loudly, I have had no fewer than 9 emails, text messages and phone calls regarding local barn Owl sightings. And all but one could be a potential new site? Tomorrow (Friday) I will be making the most of the day off work and will be out investigating them all.
In the meantime I need to tell you about two new Little Owl sites that I have located this week, sites No 228 and 229.
Site No 228 was a real opportunist find, driving past an old barn and an adjacent pile of hay bales it looked really owly, my initial instinct paid dividends when a pair were located that showed really well. I had to sit in the car for an age before they came close enough for an image, but I was rewarded with some fine views and some very saucy activities!
The light was in totally the wrong direction for good photography, but I had to make do with what I was presented with and made the most of it.
|Little Owls mating, a very rare encounter indeed!|
Finding site No 228 was very pleasing indeed, but within half an hour another new site was located, No 229. I will do another post and publish some images from this latest location very shortly................