Having lost their spot in a roost tree to a Tawny, the "evicted" Long-eareds have only moved @ 25metres
They dont seem too put off and have been calling n displaying as usual at dusk.
A rare treat for us Up in Weardale, when we happened upon a day-time hunting Barn Owl !
by far the most difficult species to catch sight of across much of the County.
It landed in a tree and i managed a digi-binned record-ish shot!
The next field across held an old barn and obvious signs of who's occupying it :-
This site is moorland edge , at over 400 m / als, with pockets of snow in the shady dyke-backs - its pleasing to know Barn oels are still present after 2 previous bad snowy winters.