Thursday, 1 March 2012

Double Whammy!

I have been planning to go to another site where there have been up to 6 short eared owls this winter.  This week there have only been two birds present.  After doing an early start at work, I turned up at the site and set 5 mist nets.  We didn't have to wait long before a short eared owl was in one of the nets.  The bird was aged as an adult and sexed as a male on it's weight.  To make things better on the last net round we found a barn owl in the bottom shelf.  It was a control so I am looking forward to finding out where the bird was originally trapped. Photos to be posted soon.

© Jim Wagner

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