It’s that time of year again when the short-eared owls have come down from their breeding areas on the higher ground to winter on the coastal areas where food is easier to come by during the harsher weather. Hopefully as winter goes on they will be joined by short-eared owls from abroad. They migrate from Scandinavia, Russia and Iceland mainly to the north and east of the UK. Last winter they came in large numbers to our shores and could be seen all along our east coast sites
They create a great spectacle when they hunt as they quarter the fields. They hunt during the day and as they do so they quite often get mobbed by crows and kestrels.
Here are a few images from today
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