|BARN OWL (TYTO ALBA), NORFOLK|
|BARN OWL (TYTO ALBA),NORFOLK|
The vole population is very good, if you don't actually see them (which you do) you often hear them either calling or scurrying around, if you're really quiet and still you'll see Badgers too (another reason it remains undisclosed).
I pulled up last night to see how may Mistle Thrush (15) were still on the site parked the car at some stable blocks and I was walked towards a dog walker I knew, the Barn Owl crossed between the two of us, no camera as it was too dark, and it perched on a post, stared at the two of us before carrying on quartering the fields...I was well pleased to see the Owl here it's taken a while and I hope it remains, it should do, there's food in good supply, the fields availiable for it to hunt are about the same in size as the Blueberry farm complex, there's a few old buildings to use for shelter and several good copse's and oak tree's scattered around. There is a bloke who shoots Rabbits and Woodpigeons but considering the number of other species of raptors and owls on the site and Badgers I don't think he's a problem. There isn't to my knowledge a Barn Owl box on the site...maybe one should be erected? Hopefully on my next break from work I'll get some images.