Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Long Eared Owl Wivenhoe Essex

Long-eared Owl
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Long-eared Owl
What a bird...what a night....Pleased I made the trip after work. Paid £3.60 to park in Wivenhoe station car park and walked c400m along the trail onto the marsh to view the bird first sitting in the bush before moving on to the fence post. It spent a few moments flying along the fence line before returning to a post. As a dog walker went past it took flight and headed away to the south of the marsh. The bird appears to have a damaged left eye. This is the best view I've ever had of a LEO as all too often they are either hidden deep in a bush roosting or just heard in the darkness. The few minutes I shared with this bird will live long in the memory.

2 comments:

  1. a great bargin for £3.60, I love owls
    Tilly

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  2. Great flight shots of the LEO

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