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Hen Harriers and Short-eared Owls 21 st Nov

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Good views of at least 2 ringtail Hen Harriers pre-roost in low winter sunlight, also at least 4 Short-eared Owls in the area and 1 Barn Owl at an undisclosed site.

Ringtail Hen Harrier 21st Nov 2013

Ringtail Hen Harrier 21st Nov 2013

Ringtail Hen Harrrier 21st Nov 2013

Short-eared Owl 21st Nov 2013

Short-eared Owl 21st Nov 2013

Also a couple of Stonechats, plenty of Common Buzzards and Kestrels about in the area.

Categories: Birding the North-West

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