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Driving through the village

Observed: 24th June 2009 By: Andrew GoodallBirds expert
Description:

Followed as I drove through the village of Ashill in west Norfolk. It flew low along at least 5 gardens before perching.

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Comments

miked's picture

Can be relatively easy to

Can be relatively easy to spot Barn owls in some parts of Norfolk whereas in large chunks of the rest of England they are much less common.

Andrew Goodall's picture

Barn Owls

You are right Mike, we are very fortunate in having a high population of Barn Owls in Norfolk, though they do not seem to have had the best of breeding seasons this year.

We have several pairs around the village where I live in west Norfolk as well as good numbers of Tawny and Little.

Andrew

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the naturalist man's picture

Barn Owls

I am extremely lucky, I cross the Yorkshire Wolds when traveling to work. As I often teach night classes till 9pm I often see Barn owls - my best count is 9 on one 30 mile run. However, this was at 5am on my way to a bird ringing session!

Interested to hear your owls are not doing so good this year, a friend of mine in North Lincs. has 2 pairs of Barn owls and both have fledged 3 young this year.

Graham Banwell

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Andrew Goodall's picture

Barn Owls

A very good friend of mine rings Barn Owls in west Norfolk and this year he has visited several nest boxes where birds were in residence but no breeding has taken place.

Andrew

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