February 4th   Leave a comment

There has been a spate of barn owl sightings around Fife over the last couple of days and last night was my turn. I saw a white shape hunting along the wall just after the long straight between Boarhills and Kingsbarns, as I came home from work at about 6. Perhaps there is something about this time of year bringing the owls out, like the badgers which have also appeared (although less happily) along the roads between Crail and St Andrews. Or as the evenings get lighter, coming home time from work better coincides with barn owls’ peak just after dark hunting period. That certainly happens with kestrels that like to hunt in the gloaming. They are more noticeable when dusk coincides with commuting time in early spring and late autumn. It is always a pleasure to see a barn owl. Even though we have quite a few in the East Neuk, I only see one or two in a year.

Barn owl (JA)

Posted February 4, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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