I saw two dead barn owls on the A1 today, do you ever check them for rings, I had a mini-bus full of irish so couldn't today...it was blimmin freezin in Boulmer today, the FBI was good though, nowt to report bird wise as it was difficult to even stand upright - cos of the severe gale winds not the contents of the FBI!!!
Yes I had the Barn Owl at Red Row and I presume one of the ones on the A1 at Newton on Monday morning. I have seen five this winter on the A1. It's about time some of those tall mesh fences were installed on the central reservation so that they had to fly higher to get over the top.
Yes I have picked up numerous Barn Owls on the A1 over the years most have no marks , I was informed that the concussion from a large passing lorry is enough to kill them sometimes.Brian
I would have checked for rings normally but on way to work, tie, shiny shoes, blowing a hurricane, dark, lots of traffic etc etc
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