Tuesday, December 09, 2008

An Owlin Success

Sunday 7th Dec PM.
Having deposited Rosie at Grannies, Gill and I headed o'er t'owd bridge into sunny England. On the way, a Fieldfare had a close encounter with our car on the M48, and a large flock of Golden Plover were in a roadside field.
On arrival at Aust Warth, at least 50 birders were scanning the rough ground next to the estuary. A quick look revealed a Short Eared Owl on a post, and soon two more were flying around. They frequently went down for prey, and gave good views on the ground.
We watched these three beauties for quite a while, and then headed to Avonmouth Sewage Works, where I glimpsed a Ruddy Duck taking cover, before the square pond there was shrouded in mist.

8 comments:

Wayne said...

Blimey, there hasn't been this much activity on here since a Forster's tern was reported at Lisvane.

Tim Hall said...

CAN you give it a rest!

Wayne said...

Okay Tin, not another word!

Dan said...

LOL!

Jeff said...

Called in to Aust Warth on way back from winning lots of brownie points on a shopping trip to Cribbs Causeway last Sat (13th) and there were still three very active SOEs giving fantastic views down to 30m,only took my bins and regret not taking scope,still there's always next time !!

Jeff said...

Apologies Tim,great pics !!

Jeff said...

I notice that 2 SEOs are also back at Waunafon Bog.

bird forum owl group said...

I guess the owl flew after the second shot......