Wednesday, December 19, 2012

LEO and Waxy



a trio from Monday -- Long-eared Owl appears to have undergone a dramatic decline in Lincolnshire in the last 10 - 15 years and as hunting habitat in arable areas is progressively ploughed to revert to oilseed rape and cereals it may soon become a very rare bird -- this is the first one I have seen at this former breeding site for three years -- 9 Waxwings were feeding in the bushes around it

3 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Great shots Graham. Have thoroughly enjoyed following the blog this year.

Graham Catley said...

cheers Mark good to know people appreciate the effort!

Chris Tyler said...

Brilliant to see, I keep pestering a ringer friend of mine to take to the breeding sites in the peaks to see a Juv, would love to hear the "Sqeaky gate" call on my patch.