Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Prowl reveals owl

As I approached Freeman's Pools along the cycle track this evening I noticed a short-eared owl flying around the overgrown field behind Keyline. It flew over to the pool and hunted around the northern end before continuing its foray over the rough sedge area beyond. This is presumably the same bird as seen a week ago by Pete Crooks - has it been present here, and perhaps over the river on the tip - since then?
Otherwise, 2 green sandpipers were visible at the Wildfowlers' Pools from the cycle track, as were the teal pair.
In the wet fields above the upper track there were 30+ common gulls and just a handful of BH gulls. Over 80 BH gulls were on the Flood but there were no Meds to be seen.

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