Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Long-eared Owl. Moors Pools, WWT Upton Warren....09/05/2010
Great excitement as me and my daughter got out of my car at the carpark at the Moors Pools and were booting up (walking boots on for the uninitiatated.lol!), a gentleman told us that there was a Long-eared Owl perched in the reeds on the Moors Pools and that a warden would direct us to the site to view the Owl! What a treat to see such a stunning Owl! Fortunately it had perched near to the edge of the reeds so good views were had and pics were possible! A lifer for me and a great bird to see, we were well pleased! Other highlights today were Common Tern, Greenshank, Oystercatcher, G C Grebes and L R Plover at the Moors Pools! Over at the Flashes highlights were Greenshank (1), Avocet with 3 chicks, Redshank, L R Plover, Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Songthrush, Cetti's warbler, and Reed Warbler that posed very nicely thank you for a couple of pics! One of the photo's attached of the Reed Warbler I have to thank my daughter for lending me the pic as it is a full frontal and better than the one I took of the same bird! The vegetation got in the way in my pic.lol!!! A super day today and a great thrill to see the Owl!