Originally Posted by Freddie Vernon
An interesting bird for sure but not very owlish!! Hope to bump into you one of these days. The Carlingford weekend sounds great.
actually when i first saw it, it came into view in my scope as i was scanning some linnets - i initially thought it was a parrot because it stared so steadily straight at me with those beady binocular eyes - quite unnerving actually! Bird also seemed huge...attached pic from about 150 yards distance...