Monday, 23 February 2009
Met up with Guy at Freeman’s Pools and within minutes we were getting excellent views of long-eared owl (as snapped by Guy- inset). Dan turned up and joined us. Before long the SEO was also on show making it a double spectacle, fantastic. What amazed us three birdwatchers when talking to the local dog walkers who, after a quick howdoyoudo, informed us that they had been witnessing this event every evening since December, maybe a slight exaggeration but hey ho we had to laugh at the irony of the situation!
Also in the area this afternoon: 940 pink-footed geese spread over Aldcliffe and Colloway marshes, four little egrets, and a LEO-listing Pete Marsh.
Rather damp and murky evening, SEO showing well, LEO was on the track though lost sight of it. Jon turned up and we had another search but by this time it was just to dark to see clearly. Earlier saw 2 male great spotted woodpeckers along track to Marsh Point. All the usual on Freeman’s Pool.