Saturday, 16 February 2008

Every Picture Tells a Story 1









Had a walk down Garth End Road (Pigs Lane) early this morning and saw Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren and Blackbirds. Crow, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Dunnock, House Sparrow and many Yellow Hammers. There were flocks of Yellow Hammers 20+ and a good number of Field Fare.

Also 7 Mute Swans in the adjacent field and two Brown Hare. More about them in the next posting.

Back late afternoon in the car and I spotted a Barn Owl that settled on a post near the barn where it resides. Whilst distant I managed some record shots which tell a story.

Please return to read episode two a very upsetting tale.

2 comments:

Little Brown Job said...

Wonderful shots Mike, I've only ever seen a Barn Owl in the wild once and hope to see one again some time.

Paul.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your comment Paul.
I am no expert but we do have quite a few Barn Owls around here.
Unfortunately, I traveled on the A64 yesterday and Pat saw two dead within 100 yds, presumably road kills.
If you manage to get to Potteric Carr Barn Owls are quite often seen.
Near here Filey Dams have an Owl House and the Barn Owl is a common sight.
Mike