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It took a while

Post by Freako » Tue Mar 02 2021 23:35

but meet Ted :laughs:
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Re: It took a while

Post by Cyprio » Wed Mar 03 2021 00:04

Hello Ted 🐥 :cool:

Well done Mick. :thumbs:
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Post by Lukemilnes » Wed Mar 03 2021 00:40

Think you've been spotted there mate 😂

What a beauty though!

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Post by alan behenna » Wed Mar 03 2021 07:59

Certainly got eyes for you!

What a good shot.

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Post by davelumb » Wed Mar 03 2021 09:14

What a hoot that must have been, Mick. :thumbs:

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Re: It took a while

Post by Stewlaws » Wed Mar 03 2021 10:37

Nice one Mick, shame we do not see the little owl around anymore, not quite sure why but the population dropped like a stone locally, use to seem like they were on every other lamp post at one time...

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Post by Jeffire » Wed Mar 03 2021 10:43

Cracking photo love it

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Post by chrisG » Wed Mar 03 2021 13:18

Excellent.
Love owls, I'll be chasing them locally as soon as I can. I have a tawny spot sorted and a possible on some little owls.

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Re: It took a while

Post by J-pikeman » Wed Mar 03 2021 13:40

Class Mick as always :thumbs: Hello Ted,,
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Post by Will Smith » Wed Mar 03 2021 20:28

Nice shot Mick :thumbs: .

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Re: It took a while

Post by Freako » Wed Mar 03 2021 21:33

Thanks for all your comments Guys, been a pleasure spending time with Ted.

You are right about the Little Owl Stew, we had two breeding pair with 1/4 mile of my house, both old willows they were nesting blew over a couple of years back. Not seen one locally since.
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Re: It took a while

Post by Stewlaws » Wed Mar 03 2021 21:56

Freako wrote:
Thanks for all your comments Guys, been a pleasure spending time with Ted.

You are right about the Little Owl Stew, we had two breeding pair with 1/4 mile of my house, both old willows they were nesting blew over a couple of years back. Not seen one locally since.
I went to a talk Mick on the little owl, they discussed the possibility of it as a species that would populate readily as it's diet consisted of insects mainly, the consensus was it would be a bird we were likely to see with a regularity, as mentioned I would see so many in daylight hours on lamp posts and telegraph poles ...then the population went into reverse, I wonder if the lack of insects was a reason, my car windshield rarely takes a strike of anything resembling a fly !

Still hear the tawny but more likely to see the barn owl locally.

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Post by Freako » Thu Mar 04 2021 18:43

Stewlaws wrote:
Freako wrote:
Thanks for all your comments Guys, been a pleasure spending time with Ted.

You are right about the Little Owl Stew, we had two breeding pair with 1/4 mile of my house, both old willows they were nesting blew over a couple of years back. Not seen one locally since.
I went to a talk Mick on the little owl, they discussed the possibility of it as a species that would populate readily as it's diet consisted of insects mainly, the consensus was it would be a bird we were likely to see with a regularity, as mentioned I would see so many in daylight hours on lamp posts and telegraph poles ...then the population went into reverse, I wonder if the lack of insects was a reason, my car windshield rarely takes a strike of anything resembling a fly !

Still hear the tawny but more likely to see the barn owl locally.
Now you mention the windscreen fly thing you are right, it's amazing how our nature is suffering at presents, where it will take us who knows. I fear fir the future generations for sure Stew.
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Re: It took a while

Post by Happy Hayes » Thu Mar 04 2021 20:55

Lovely picture Mick :handshake:
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Post by Freako » Thu Mar 04 2021 23:59

Happy Hayes wrote:
Lovely picture Mick :handshake:
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Thank you Tom :thumbs:
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Re: It took a while

Post by Freako » Fri Mar 26 2021 11:20

Ted is still visiting, I wonder if he will bring his missus and babies in time, I hope so.

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Re: It took a while

Post by chrisG » Fri Mar 26 2021 12:03

excellent

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Re: It took a while

Post by Freako » Fri Mar 26 2021 13:55

chrisG wrote:
excellent
Cheers Chris.
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