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Monday, 5 March 2012

Long eared Owl,Wentlooge area,2nd Mar.


David Gilmore said...

Excellent Rob.
I saw it bolt upright, next to the trunk of a hawthorn bush, with ear tufts erect and saw the orange-red eyes glaring at me - then I'm afraid it was off, flying down the hedgerow. It looked very pale in daylight compared to the SEO's I was looking at same day on RGW.
[Note: I was attracted to the bird's presence by the alarm calls of wrens & dunnocks]

Mitch said...

I was wondering whether there were two birds present,the one i saw had orange face crescents and was generally dark,it wouldn't surprise me if two were here.