Friday, 17 November 2017

Canons Farm, 17th November 2017

Back in Surrey for a little while, I parked up by the farmhouse and had a quick scan of the stubble fields by the lane - that's about as far as I got all day as I quickly spotted a Short-eared Owl roosting right out in the centre of Infront George West and the rest of the day was spent watching the bird with good friends as they came and went to see this locally rare treat, overshadowing the adult Great Black-backed Gull which had flown over a few minutes beforehand (a decent enough patch bird in itself). I returned late in the day to see the owl take off and heard a Tawny and at least three Little Owls too. Other bits of note at the farm during the day included 34 Fieldfares, seven Redwings, two Meadow Pipits, a Rook, a Grey Heron and a Mistle Thrush

Short-eared Owl