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Dog walk owls

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Had a great late afternoon/evening dog walk. First off, daffodils and snowdrops and then the tawny owl roosting. Lots of singing robins and a bumble bee (saw a butterfly earlier today). Then saw a female stonechat. Great views but quite a way off. Beautiful bird and spent ages watching it. Then off to try and spot a barn owl but the light was starting to fade. Saw few roe deer en route. 

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 alx 22 Feb 2021
In reply to mick taylor:

How many did you get chance to talk to?

In reply to mick taylor:

Not easy for photos, but this blurry shot is of it diving 


In reply to mick taylor:

The way of spread its wings meant it was shielding its prey. 


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Bit blurry, but it caught a small rat. Brilliant. 


 mack 22 Feb 2021
In reply to mick taylor:

Excellent pictures Mick.

In reply to mack:

Thanks. Been so dull recently so nice to have some sun. I got digressed with the stonechat though. Only ever seen one other on ‘the patch’.

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In reply to mick taylor:

Tawny


In reply to mick taylor:

From the dull weekend. Goldcrest and song thrush

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Gadwall. Flock of ten on this random pond. 


 alx 22 Feb 2021
In reply to mick taylor:

Good job on the gold crest they are jittery birds that never seem to stop moving.

In reply to alx:

> Good job on the gold crest they are jittery birds that never seem to stop moving.

They often come close, but as you say they are jittery , camouflaged and that small it makes photos hard. Had one in the garden today - first one. And the odd blackcap. 

 marsbar 22 Feb 2021
In reply to mick taylor:

I'm amazed that you can get any photos of them, thanks for sharing. 


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