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Barn Owls

Postby Cider Boys » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:16 pm

I helped my eldest son move his sheep this afternoon for them to be scanned next week, on the way I saw a kingfisher flying along a rhyne then two little egrets took off from the banks. After moving the sheep we took some hurdles to the stables where the sheep will be lambing and on arrival a kestrel flew off from one of the stables followed by two barn owls out of one of the other loose boxes. I watched one of them flying low over the marshes and along the rhynes and it again appeared flying back and forwards in front of the tractor as we made our way home in the dimsey light. Reminded me when I was young watching barn owls in the dusk and it now appears they are increasing in numbers again as my son tells me several neighbouring farmers have them in their barns; cheers me up really and makes my life worth living.

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Re: Barn Owls

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:04 am

So so lucky to be able to see that varying wildlife.

I should get out more in attempt to see some of this.

I have not seen owls of any type , in the UK, for many years.
Snag we have around here within easy travelling distance is that the old barns have been subjected to conversion

I envy you the sights you see, but not the workload you have at times as a working day.
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Re: Barn Owls

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:26 pm

We are lucky here too, and see much wildlife that others don't, but Barney does have one over me, as i haven't seen any Egrets.

But just over the Abbey wall, we do have Lion, Tiger and Wolves.... :D
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Re: Barn Owls

Postby Cider Boys » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:14 pm

Well oldherbaceous I don't think you will have too long to wait to see little egrets in beautiful Bedfordshire, they have become quite common place now in Somerset, we also have nesting great white egrets and cattle egrets on the peat moors. I have yet to see a cattle egret but great white egrets can often be sighted on the moors. Regarding lions, tigers and wolves we only have a few of the two legged versions in Somerset but next door in Wiltshire I hear that Lord Bath has plenty of the four legged varieties.

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