Friday, 25 March 2011

Richard the Lionheart

During the batting activities of the night before last, we heard what sounded for all the world like a female LEO. Richard Thewlis(ter), aka 'The Ears', was confident of the ID, whilst I was what I would describe as 'cautiously optimistic'. Last night Richard settled the issue in style, hearing the female Long-eared Owl calling repeatedly (and so clearly that I could hear it over the 'phone)! Unfortunately by the time Red Star Calbrade and I got to the relevant part of the reserve, the bird had quietened down but the important thing is that it is OTL: 99 and counting!

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