April 4th   Leave a comment

It has been raining for over two days bringing us up to 20mm for the new month, which is already our typical quota for an average month in the East Neuk. You will have seen how waterlogged the fields are again, and the mallards are back dabbling in the middle of them. The rain stopped at dusk tonight and as I drove back to Crail from St Andrews thinking that it would provide a respite for the barn owls – that can’t hunt effectively in the rain – I saw one, beautifully perched beside the road just before Boarhills. It was still light, indicative of a frustrated and hungry owl, out early to look for voles in the first good opportunity since Sunday.

Barn Owl

Posted April 4, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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