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Friday, 2 March 2012

Long-eared Owl

A LEO flew out from the hedgerow that runs between Cardiff - Newport [c11.30]. It flew right past the observer and seemed to land again further along towards the wharf - unfortunately the obs couldn't relocate the bird. Obs 100% sure of his ID. There were also 9 SEO on the wharf this am. [per RM]. The LEO was seen again at 13.40 in hedgerow, again flying off.
(This is the first sighting in Cardiff for 18 years - to the day, when 3 were seen at the Wentloog Ind. Est. 2/03/1994)

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Clive Ellis said...
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Mitch said...

Cheers! Clive,it flew out of the trees and passed about 8 feet from my waist,i tried to relocate it but had to leave.I know, 18 yrs!!!!!

spencer said...

Clive showed me 2 LEO's at roost in that area a few weeks ago and he's known about them for a while.I think he kept quiet because of the disturbance shown at other owl sites.

David Gilmore said...

This site I believe was in Gwent and has recently been felled. The owls concerned may have dispursed and taken up new roost sites in the surrouding area. As far as I'm aware this is the first confirmed sighting in Cardiff for the period given.

Clive Ellis said...
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