Another New Species!

Sunday, December 20th 2015

Last week as John and Alicia were leaving Foxglove, they saw a Barn Owl flying over the heath.  For several minutes it quartered the ground before flying off in the direction of the Scrapes.  Unfortunately it was too dark to get a photograph.  The photograph below was taken by John elsewhere.

Barn Owl

In the ancient hedgelines across the moor, there are two owl boxes.  They have been used by Jackdaws, who make quite large nests of twigs.  The twigs have now been removed and are ready for the owls - a Barn Owl would be fantastic!

When the species list was checked Barn Owl was found to be a new species.  It is quite rare to add any vertebrates to the list.  An excellent sighting!


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