Short-eared Owls, and Brambling update

Thursday 21st February 2008

On a dull day with an increasingly keen south-westerly breeze, I headed for Great Barrinton straight after work. Here, two Short-eared Owls were showing on the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire border, along the road towards Taynton. One of the owls made it into Gloucestershire, and I was grateful for the first county tick for shorty in nearly two years. It was also nice to see a Yellowhammer nearby in full song, plus a Stonechat.

This morning I noted seven Bramblings in the garden, the highest number so far.

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