Thursday, 23 April 2009

Thurs 23rd April

I was speaking to a visiting birder this afternoon, who told me that he seen a Whinchat over at Bunnahabhain earlier on today. He was also saying that the other evening that he had been watching a Short eared Owl out hunting when it caught a vole. It took it's prey to a fence post when, out of nowhere a male Hen harrier appeared, and a tussle took place mid air with the Owl losing its grip on the vole. The Harrier acrobatically dropped its wings and scooped the falling vole about 6 feet off the ground and flew off with the vole as his prey! Needless to say, the Owl flew off with nothing.

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