Yesterday evening a pair of tawny owls were squawking from tree to tree from about seven in the evening; I saw one trawl across the field at about eight thirty, I was just shutting the hens house up for the night, it was still far from dark and still light enough to see the owl was carrying a shrew or a mouse in its talons. They showed up early for work again tonight , this was at about seven forty five (I think this is a tawny owl, but I’m happy to be corrected, could it be a little owl?) You might remember I got a good daylight view of a tawny owl once before.
I imagine if you are a ‘day bird’ with chicks to feed, the days are a long hard graft, but at least they’ve got plenty of daylight hours to forage in; for the owl its a different story, only a few hours of darkness and a lot of hunting to do.
Will you look at the state of those overhead wires? (please note the three phase electricity, or so I’m told; electricity is something of a mystery to me, it’s a remnant of when this was a working farm complete with milking machines.) is it any wonder we get power cuts