Today was a largely grey day with a few spots of rain but that did nothing to dampen spirits. Along with a showy Great Grey Shrike we saw Great Egret, Pygmy Cormorant, Short-toed Treecreeper, Hen and Marsh Harriers, White-tailed Eagle plus the obligatory Long-eared Owls.

Long-eared Owl

We also got lucky finding three Short-eared Owls amongst a LEO roost. They were readily identifiable by their larger size, longer narrower wings and by their habit of spiralling upwards before returning to their perch. LEO’s when disturbed tend to fly low and direct into a nearby tree.

Short-eared Owl

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