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Monday 20 January 2014

Rodmell Brooks 20/1/14

A brilliant afternoon down the brooks this afternoon. All was quiet up until 4pm with just a Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzards and a Kestrel of note. However, around 4pm a Short-eared Owl was spotted successfully hunting along ditch near to the river, and out of nowhere a second SEO joined the now not very hungry first Owl.

Then, the same Marsh Harrier came into view and immediately caused distress amongst the Owls, both of which started a 10 minute battle with the Harrier, which was later seen flying high to the south. One Owl drifted high north, whilst the other came down and perched pretty close to us giving great views. Hopefully they will linger for some time, and more will join them.

Short-eared Owls at Rodmell