Friday, 27 February 2015
A few years ago it was usual to see Barn Owls hunting the fields behind our house. Some cold winters and the wind fall of an ancient Ash favoured as a breeding spot seemed to have reduced our sightings to occasional. It was a lovely surprise to come home today to find that Angie had not only seen but also digi-binned a Barn Owl that had perched up on the fence line opposite the kitchen window. I hope that they start using the area again for hunting, it was magical watching them going back and forth of a summer evening taking a short cut over the near field, glass of wine in hand (mine of course, talons are useless for holding glasses and Owls don't drink wine).
snappy camera from the kitchen window