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Sunday, 21 November 2010

New Little Owl Site - on 21st November, 2010

This morning, I went on one of Dave Scattergood's excellent birdwalks for East Staffordshire Council. Dave showed us many birds of interest but, as usual, very little was photographed. However, after Dave's walk, on my way home I decided to do a bit of birding on my own. I dipped out on Waxwing in Tatenhill seen earlier in the day, but later in the afternoon I found a new Little Owl site - my No.15. Although the day had started reasonably bright, with even a little sunshine at times, by now it was really dull and drizzly, so I did not manage a very good image before the bird departed. No, this bird is not in Leicestershire. However, as my house is right in the north-west corner of Leicestershire, and very close to Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Warwickshire (there used to be a pub called The Four Counties just down the road - now a curry house!), I have recently decided that I will extend my owling territories outside Leics. This latest one, however, is just about at the limit of my new territory, being about 10 miles (as the crow flies) from my home.

Little Owl - my site No.15

I've already spotted some other potential sites between there and home, so I shall be returning when we get the next fine day, and I'm free.


  1. Excellent news Richard, really very well done!!!!

  2. Thanks, Paul. Sounds like your day was even better than mine!!


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