Sunday, 14 February 2016

Town Owl

Having done a usual wander around Gayhurst Quarry, where I had been pleased to find my first returning Oystercatcher of the year and three Egyptian Geese that had been absent for the whole shooting season, I decided to cut across the Bury Field on my way back.
 This much dog-walked Common Land usually holds a few Skylarks and Meadow Pipits and when the pools are flooded a few Snipe. Occasionally there will be Stonechats and sometimes a hunting Barn Owl.
 So it was somewhat of a surprise when a large bird flushed out of one of the bushes in the middle of the common .... Short-eared Owl !!

What a marvellous find and only a couple of hundred yards from Newport Pagnell Town Centre.



  1. Well done Robert what a great find Owls are such a great birds to see

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  3. Do wish people wouldn't post locations - fair enough if it's something sitting on a lake and has space, but owls just get chased around by people :-(

  4. Hi Rob.
    This is my website, not many birds on there (yet)
    See you soon no doubt.

  5. Looks great