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Old Tuesday 4th April 2006, 19:38   #1
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Swallow and barn owl

Having spent two and a half hours looking for our usual SE Owls and merlins without success (mipits, wheatears, kestrel and my first swallow for the year, instead), I got home sat in front of the computer, glanced outside and saw a barn owl glide across the neighbours gardens and disappear through a gap in the trees. A nice surprise!
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Nice to live somewhere you can see Owls from your window! I must move the countryside...................
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Not really open countryside, we are in the valleys, surrounded by steep hills, topped by open heathland and moorland, but its the second time for me to spot a barn owl in the evening from my window. We hear tawnys some nights, but can't find them in the darkness.
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To a south londoner - that is very much countryside!

As it happens, I'm off to mid wales in a few weeks - near Barmouth - have seen a red a kite there before, but never an owl so I will keep my eyes peeled..................... you never know.
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To a south londoner - that is very much countryside!

As it happens, I'm off to mid wales in a few weeks - near Barmouth - have seen a red a kite there before, but never an owl so I will keep my eyes peeled..................... you never know.
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