1 Mar 2012


Met up with Mr Payne at Frodsham yesterday afternoon for a chance to photograph a couple of Short-eared Owls that had been showing ridiculously well. Whilst there we managed to connect with a couple of early Avocets a couple of Marsh Harriers and a fine drake Red-crested Pochard originally found by Frank at the weekend. Beautiful spring sunshine and a couple of very cooperative Owls. What more could we have asked for?

At one stage one of the birds caught a smallish mammal. At first glance it looked like a rat but I think the colour is to rufous brown and I can't see a long tail. The owl landed on a post with the animal and then flew into some long grass and appeared again without it making us wonder if it had cached it to eat later.

Leavign the birds to do their stuff I headed for home whilst Mark headed off to change some more nappies................................................

1 comment :

Alan said...

Looks like a Bank Vole Phil.