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Whispering death!

January 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

With Saturday being awesome it looked like Sunday was going to be somewhat quieter, but how wrong can you be, Luton Meadows was the destination for a look at and hopefully some pictures of the reported Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). And once again the thighs were being rubbed and rubbed hard as the Owl, after a fair wait performed most excellently.

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Silent deathSilent deathSoftly softly catchy voles !

Here I stand .....Here I stand .....Waiting for a movement

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My best sideMy best side

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Having that the local river had flooded recently the ground was very boggy underfoot, which meant it was easy to identify where people had been gathering. That strategy eventually paid off. then the waiting began gradually a few more people arrived after the obligatory sleep in.

The bird was awesome I cant  say too much in exaltation, mind I have always enjoyed the flight of Owls.

Bonus birds had to be the fly over of the Woodcock and merlin, surprised everyone as it shot over and way :-(

so there it is

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