Monday, 18 August 2014

Owl Hunting - Out The Lanes

Date: 17th August - 8PM
Location:  Newton St Loe - Zones 1,2,+5

Observation:  We popped out in the hunt of some Owls or night animals and to do some night shots overlooking Saltford. We seen a Buzzard hunting just before the Dog Walk, wouldn't imagine he would have caught much in the dark! Quite a few Blackbirds calling in the woods, and 2 Green Woodpecker, feeding on the bank. Another Buzzard sat in tree mewing, before flying along to next trees. We had a few close calls with Bats, who were flying down the path as we were walking up! We stopped in the lay-by to do some shots, with a Tawny Owl calling loudly opposite, in trees above road, but was too well hidden to see. Quite a few more bats in Newton St Loe village, far too fast to identify. A possible Barn Owl took off and flew over fields in village but was gone before we could shine torch on it.

A very nice walk, will try and do more night walks, shame we didn't see any Foxes or Badgers though!
Weather:  Clear Skies, Blue Hour, Cold Wind

Other Species: Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Blackbird, Barn Owl, Bat sp.

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