Friday, 13 May 2011

Tawny Owl update

Looking at the incoming data so far, a few thoughts on the situation with Tawnys this year. There would seem to be quite a bit of variation across the county, with birds generally doing less well in the north perhaps due to deeper and more prolonged snow cover. Also, things have been a bit unpredictable with a few birds breeding in new locations and some dependable sites being vacant such as Flintham Woods.

Two birds of note are one retrapped that's at least 7 years old, it was ringed & filmed by BBC in 2007 at Hawton. Then a chick ringed at Hawton in 2007 was caught for second year at Long Bennington.

Jim

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