well more likely four after some time observing dick and I eventually concluded two to south and two hunting to north of the bumpy road.
After two months of sighting one and occasionally two in the dark Wednesday saw the owls appear mid afternoon giving splendid views as they hunted in bright sunlight. It was out on Thursday then and the same again although why their habit has suddenly reverted to type is beyond me. Confidence in numbers perhaps.
Also reports of Great Grey Shrike (not found), Marsh Tit (are you sure) and Otter (reported by a nice couple who sadly missed out on the owls after a heavy rain storm). Things are looking good for the weekend and here's me up to my neck in work.........typical.