March 7th   Leave a comment

I saw the Kingsbarns’ short-eared owl tonight. I was passing the big stubble field on the west of the road coming into Kingsbarns from the north. Really only a minute’s owls flight from the golf course where I should think it has been resident since I last saw it in January. All my recent visits to the area have been in the morning, which I know from bitter experience is not when this owl does any hunting. This evening it looked like a proper owl in the gloaming: hovering over the stubble and swooping up to perch on the big hedge. It was just a fleeting view as the car I was in went past, but any owl at any time is a real treat. It will be on its way back to the Highlands or Scandinavia to breed in a couple of weeks.

Short-eared owl

Posted March 7, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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