Friday, 30 September 2011

Owl, Owl, Owl, GANNET!*?*!

Watching Shorteared owls tonight in excellent light when Chris and I noticed one spiraling upwards as they have on previous nights. The other bird in the apparent spiral seemed more intent and as it flew past was obviously not an owl. No 105 on this years list a remarkable juvenile Gannet. Actually not a first on the all time patch list as one was found in a shop doorway in Ponteland after a wreck in 1968 but a splendid first for me!! Morgan got a better shot as it flew directly over his head.

Well, almost made up for missing the SH Crane.

DYK Owls and Gannets appear the same size in flight. Not a comparison often available!

Owls are still the dogs bollocks though

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