Tuesday, 20 March 2018
20 Mar - An early evening visit to Shorncote, and after the recent cold weather and snow the Barn Owl was sunning itself in a sheltered tree hollow, then emerged to hunt about 4.45pm. and almost immediately caught what appeared to be a rat which it took back to the old tree to eat. Lovely evening sunlight on its plumage during its brief flyround. The usual Little Egrets, Water Rails and Cetti's Warblers also at Shorncote, now thawed after the recent freeze-up, but with high water levels persisting. Not long now til the spring visitors arrive !