Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Shortie story

Just a quick post with a picture from yesterday, Brian and myself (Brian has a full write-up about the day on his blog, HERE) had permission to put posters up in the Northumberland wildlife trust's hides at Big Waters NR and Holywell pond for our upcoming talk and walk on the 10th November at Prestwick Carr, so we headed to big waters to put the poster up and whilst there I had a brief view of a Bittern flying from the west end of the water into the reeds on the far side of the water opposite the hide.
After a short time of freezing in the fridg.. sorry hide we moved to Holywell where we were greeted by a Woodpecker and a few rats under the feeding station next to the members hide, a peregrine a few buzzards also circled above, a Hawker of some description flew near-by.
A quick look in the fields found 2 Short-eared owls showing from the normal spot, after a little bit of a wait and moving around slightly we had 2 short-eareds hunting right in front of us! These birds really performed in the fantastic evening light!
This year has defiantly been the year of the Short-eared owl!


  1. Yeah it's fab to see so many Short-eared Owls around!

    Well done for spotting the Bittern also.

  2. Definitely the 'year of the Short-eared Owl'. :-)
    An excellent photo. Underlining how your SEO images have come on over twelve months. Brian.