26th & 27th of May 2012.

WWT – Brandon Marsh.

Species seen 69.

After a week off work due to illness, it was great to get over to Brandon Marsh for a few hours this weekend.

Reports continue to come in following the loss of the male Barn Owl which was killed by a fox during the week. Many of my Birding buddies and myself included, have photographs of this bird and it’s a complete reality check that when we’re in the field, its “Wildlife” we go out to watch!
I did manage the above shot of said bird a few weeks ago and was pleased to learn that the female Barn Owl has been out hunting.

Notables seen were Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard,Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ring Plover, Little Ring Plover, Sandpiper, Redshank, Dunlin, Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow, Sedge, Garden and Reed Warbler.


Ragged Robin said...

That's really sad news about the male Barn Owl. If there are young I hope the female has a lot of success hunting.

Central Birder said...

Hi Caroline, yes let's hope so.There are three chicks that were ringed last Thursday in the nesting box, these are located in the tree in front of the new screen. Hope to see her sometime this week after work?