Saturday 10 January 2015

Owls, Kites, Partridges and a Peregrine

Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
On Thursday I went owl hunting again and saw two Short-eared Owls perched on the fence posts as I descended the 2nd dip near The Burgh. Neil then joined me and we saw them fly a few times and one dived twice but caught nothing. Mostly they were on the ground so we assumed they had fully fed. I also saw a Peregrine, two Red Kites and two kestrels. Yesterday the weather changed for the worse as I arrived on site.

This morning I joined Sussex Search and Rescue at Brighton following a tragic incident when two young men disappeared into the sea the previous night: full story here.
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
Kestrel, female, Falco tinnunculus
Peregrine, Falco peregrinus
Buzzard, Buteo buteo and Red Kite, Milvus milvus
Short-eared Owls, Asio flammeus
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris
Grey Partridge, Perdix perdix
Grey Partridge, Perdix perdix
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus 
Red Kite, Milvus milvus
Red Kite


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