bird behaviour

Missing Barn Owl

Sadly our local Barn Owl is still missing and has been since the start of the snow which first covered the ground here on 23rd November last year. There have been many reports of Barn Owls starved to death in North Yorkshire and across the country. Time will tell how much this beautiful bird has suffered during last year’s extensive snow cover.
I was very pleased to see a Song Thrush in the garden this afternoon. I haven’t seen one here for weeks. This could be a male returning to establish a territory ahead of the breeding season. I expect to hear one singing any day now.

Barn Owl hunting- watercolour, currently on show at the Look Gallery, Helmsley.

 

Song Thrush- watercolour

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