Sunday, 2 December 2012

Barn Owl and Short-eared Owls in Lancashire

December 1, 2012:
During the winter months, the low-lying moss-lands of Lancashire can be the haunt of Short-eared Owls as well as the regular hunting ground of resident Barn Owls. Other scarce raptors are also sometimes seen here.

Today, in bright sunshine, a Barn Owl and two Short-eared Owls could be seen periodically together quartering the same rough farm land in search of prey.

Unfortunately, the Short-eared Owls failed to perch within camera range.