A Morning Walk With A Barn Owl


 

Early mornings have become prime time for our daily walk together as we ensure social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. At 7.00am there’s usually not another soul in sight and we have been very lucky in recent days with little or no cloud and reasonable temperatures. I do a couple of miles around the footpaths of local fields and Dr C does half of that, stopping to do her Tai Chi in the middle of a field as she waits for my return.

Yesterday we were extra lucky, for added to the usual sounds of Blackbirds and the sights of Rabbits and Pheasants, we suddenly spotted a Barn Owl sitting on a fence post about 50 metres away. Of course as soon as I could lift the camera he was off, hugging the hedges in flight away from us. But we saw him again across the far side of the field, hedge height and clearly hunting for food. He dived twice as we watched and stayed down in the grass for a minute or so, he’d obviously caught his breakfast, or is that supper to an owl in the morning? Sadly we didn’t see him today, maybe tomorrow! (Images from Wikipedia)



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10 replies

  1. Wonderful pictures of the barn owl. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  2. A beautiful, and calming, way to start the day.

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  3. I love barn owls. Those heart-shaped faces! An early morning walk is a good idea. We can´t walk together here but take turns walking the dog. I do the morning walk.

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  4. Good idea going for a walk that early. We’ve found that’s also a good time to head out for our weekly shop.

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