Myself and Steve Cummings confirmed our sixth pair of Long-eared Owls breeding last night. Adult flew in with prey at 9pm and then again at 10.05pm. At least 2 young were hunger calling.Whilst doing this survey we have also noted many Woodcocks displaying, last night we had 3 birds together with perhaps another 2 present.A Short-eared Owl was also recorded - they seem to have been thin on the ground, have they been affected by the lovely weather we have had lately ??
There are still many new sites to cover for leos, any help would be gratefully recieved.