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Barn Owl Parkgate 230319a | by John Higgins (EF)
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Barn Owl Parkgate 230319a

Barn owl, Dee Estuary Nature Reserve.

 

After several attempts, I finally caught up with the local Barnie, seen here hunting for small mammals, it repeated the same circuits for around 45 minutes, amazing to watch, saw it catch a couple of voles/mice.

 

You do forget howl small these birds are. This was was taken at 560mm and is still quite a large crop, this image was from the closest pass of the afternoon.

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Taken on March 23, 2019