Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Hoot of a Weekend!!

What a lovely day yesterday was, frosty, cold with beautiful blue sky.  We managed to see a Short Eared Owl hunting near Greatham Creek and then today we found a Long Eared Owl at roost on Saltholme reserve.  We then decided on the way home to try and find a Little Owl which we did on the road between Redmarshall and Bishopton although it was a stones throw outside the Cleveland boundary.  Other birds seen yesterday were Water Rail and White Fronted Goose.

At one point the Owl attacked a Kestrel to try and steal its prey.
Long Eared Owl at roost in Saltholme.
Little Owl - easy to locate in our area
At least 12 Bullfinch in Stillington.
Water  Rail at Saltholme.

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