Hersey Nature Reserve

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 17th December 2015

A view of something floating above the grazing marsh sent us scampering down to the hide to watch a Short-eared Owl come to rest in the grass about 200m from the hide.  My Nikon Coolpix was just good enough for me to grab this record shot.  First time I’d seen Short-eared Owl at Hersey.  George Rowing.
Short-eared Owl was recorded at the Hersey Nature Reserve from 1/12/15  –  19/12/15 and this is the first reported sighting from the reserve since Friends started collating records in 2012.