Friday, 2 March 2018
Owls in the Snow
2 Mar - A late afternoon visit to a wintry Blakehill, transformed by the "Beast from the East" into a white landscape of drifting snow. As I expected, after the persistent snow of the previous 24h there were 2 active Short-eared Owls hunting both the plateau and the surrounding fields, and one bird perched on the main fence for a while and fixed me with an irritated stare for daring to intrude on its hunting forays as it sought food in the wintry wilderness. As I left about 5pm snowing was once again being blown horizontally in the wind.