Sunday, 16 April 2017

Short-eared owl

Along with some stunning sunrises the other highlight of our walks at Wicken has been the owls. It is well known locally for spotting Short-eared owls over the winter months. They feed during the day and attract lots of birders and photographers.  We did spot one in the distance on one of our visits. We walked slowly towards it as it hunted across the scrub and then stopped for the shot below as it rested on a post (it was still a long way off so I was at the dodgy end of the zoom!) before creeping a bit further on. Sadly a family came along the bank above the owl and it flew off but it was my first sighting and next year we will know where to look.

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