Deeping High Bank is always good for winter owls and this year has been no exception. Although numbers have been down, there’s still been plenty of interest. Barn Owls have been most evident, with up to six different birds, including these two on the set-aside field near Four Mile Bar:
… this particularly dark breasted bird, most observers agree, was a good candidate for a continental visitor of the race ‘guttata’
Further along the bank, towards Deeping Lakes, up to three Short-eared Owls have been seen.
These two birds were observed food-passing:
…and this one which came too close for comfort (or at least to focus!)