Owls and Ploughs

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Some of the ringing team were out on the training area last night.  Michaela and Andrew had discovered the location of a Long Eared Owl nest after many evenings spent carefully watching the adults hunt. 

We were in for a treat as four chicks were carefully lowered down for everyone to see.

The owl chicks already had the distinctive 'ear tufts' that lend them their name.

Afterwards Kestrel and Redshank chicks were also ringed on the training area.

Ground Preparations

Richmond C of E School visited again today with their second group of students - playing in the dam was especially popular in the heat of the sun.  Also work began preparing the ground for the winter bird seed crop at the old skid pan.  Brimstone moths and butterflies have been seen today - the first time for 2012.


(1) Comments:

Tim Randall responded on 25th May 2012 with...

Amazing photos of the owl chicks. What a wonderful find. The one on it’s own reminds me of a Womble.


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