Friday, 19 August 2011

Long-eared Owl? - well getting there!

Following a tip-off from Red Liford I high-tailed it up to my old home village of Cwmystwyth last night to see if I could catch two young Long-eared Owls that he had heard calling near to his house. Sure enough, both chicks were sat out on fence-posts on the edge of a small plantation and were soon caught with a torch and landing-net. The length of the "ears" and the down on the head confirmed that they had only recently fledged, much later than would be considered normal.

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