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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Thistle Doo !! - on 6th September, 2010

Had a quick visit to my local patch on Thursday. One Little Owl was lurking up in the roof of a barn at my Site No.12, and three LOs were out at my Site No.02. For a change, two of these were sat quite closely together. I think that these are both probably well-advanced juveniles, although I'm now finding it confusing as to what is what!

Little Owl (believed juvenile) - my Site No.02
I've got four other LO sites on my local patch, all of which have gone quiet, two for more than a year, but I do still check on them from time to time. Whilst checking on one of them on Thursday I was alerted by the loud food-begging of a juvenile Goldfinch atop a clump of thistles. The adult bird was well-hidden for most of the time, but I did get occasional glimpses of a bright red crown.

Goldfinch (juvenile and adult) - my local patch
 After quietly, and patiently, standing there for a while, the adult did make itself more visible.

Goldfinch - my local patch
 Thistle doo for now!

2 comments:

  1. Wow,amazing captures Richard,the last image is out of this World,brilliant shot.
    John.

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