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Short eared owls

Hi all , just spent an amazing time watching four of these beautifull birds hunting on the wetlands behind Watersfield in West Sussex, they were out early as it had rained last night so the light was perfect to view and photograph them. they have been there for approx two weeks but this is the first time i,ve seen them.Can any body tell me is it unusual to see so many in a fairly small area ( 5 or 6 acres ) and how long are they likely to stay ? I,m not a photographer but this guy is and he gave me his web address which is should anyone wish to have a look



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As long as there is enough food they will probably stay all winter.