Sunday, 29 September 2013

Quite a Mover


Today on a beautifully sunny afternoon I came across this brightly plumaged bird near to Marthall. He was roosting all alone and, judging by the amount of pellets and moulted feathers in the nest box, he has been there for quite some time. This bird has just entered his third year of life and has moved 20 km north from Church Lawton where he was ringed as a chick in 2011. Sadly this year, along with many other Barn owls, he has not managed to breed but as he is in such superb condition he should easily make it through the winter and be ready to try again in 2014.