12th week of lockdown

From Doug. Hello All. I hope that everybody is keeping safe and well, especially with our new freedoms, so please take extra care. Jill and myself have been watching the parents of juvenile Starlings, House Sparrows and Goldfinch, feeding them from the feeders in the backyard this week.

A little further from home whilst driving back from one of my glowworm transects (11. 45 pm) I spotted something fluttering on the road in the car headlights; thinking that a car had clipped a bird, I prepared to stop, only to see a Tawny Owl staring back with an indignant look. Seconds later it flew off leaving a large dead rat behind. Obviously it had been struggling to take off when I disturbed it, robbing it of its supper! 
Cheers. Doug

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