Sunday, 27 October 2019

It was the calmest day there has been for a little while, but still a bit too windy to mist net. Instead a couple of the Observatory staff went to Nant to check the roost sight of a Barn Owl that had been sighted a month earlier and then again last week. It was roosting in a box with a large entrance, and so after putting a net over that entrance and opening the back door to see that there was an owl in there, it tried to escape and flew into the net.
Barn Owl - Photo: George Dunbar

The middle claw has a comb on it, a feature a few bird share - Photo George Dunbar
Other sightings include: one Merlin, one Peregrine, one Water Rail, 12 Snipes, 38 Herring Gulls, one Little Owl, 12 Skylarks, 14 Meadow Pipits, 14 Blackbirds, 150 Starlings, 10 Chaffinches and one Lapland Bunting.

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