Local Owl & Slimbridge

Saturday 13th October 2007
We awoke at 6.30 this morning to the sound of a Tawny Owl calling repeatedly nearby and very loud. I located it on a neighbour's TV aerial across the close before it flew into trees near Woodlands Park.
Dawn eventually broke to reveal a somewhat dismal and murky day, but feeling very mild with temperatures up to 19oC. At Slimbridge, it was very quiet at high tide, with just a Ruff, a Knot, three Grey Plovers, a Buzzard and a Peregrine. A pair of Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest and five Long-tailed Tits were around the Holden Tower. There were very few waders on South Lake again (though more than Wednesday!) with a Spotted Redshank, three Redshanks, a Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit plus a Little Grebe being the notable birds. The highlight though was seeing the most delightful Kate Humble on site.

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