Barn Owls have not nested on the reserve this year and they have not been seen hunting around Gillie’s fields, so it was a surprise to spot a young one in the water tower. This year they have nested on top the tank and one can be seen in the photo, standing on the ledge inside the tower. Tony reported seeing three, a couple of days after the picture was taken, he also reported seeing a family of Jays, see photo of one of the young.
Today at the seat a young Wren came out on Geoff’s seat looking for insects and was very lucky not to be taken by a Sparrow Hawk as it swooped though looking for a snack.
Bob and Bri