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Saturday, 3 January 2015

03rd Jan 2015: Barn Owl

Today was my first opportunity to make a quick visit to part of the patch. I went to the Upper Chewell Valley late afternoon hoping to see Barn Owls that have been seen more frequently recently and I still hold out hope of a Short-eared Owl too.

It was a successful visit with one Barn Owl hunting over the long grass alongside the River Cherwell. It was quite late so no chance of a photo but it's pale form obvious in the bright moonlight.  A female Kestrel was also hunting in the area and heard (but unfortunately not seen) were several Snipe and some Teal.

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