Saturday, 9 February 2013

Bonaparte's Gull and a Dark-breasted Barn Owl

Today I went out with Chris, Brendan and Paul to twitch the Bonaparte's Gull. We set off at 11:15 from the Harvester in Garston and travelled by car down to Eastbourne, Sussex. It took us about 2 hours to get to the park were the Bonaparte's Gull had been showing and it took us a few seconds when we got to the pond to locate the BONAPARTE'S GULL which was swimming around on the water with Black-headed Gulls. When we had got our fair share of photos and views we decided to head off and go to see the Dark-breasted Barn Owl. On the way we stopped off to find a Black Redstart which didn't decide to show so we carried on. It took us another half an hour to get to Southease station where it had been seen mostly. We headed towards the bridge where it had said was the best viewing platform and viewed from there. Barn Owls showed each time raising our spirits but then suddenly someone shouted out they had seen a dark breasted one so we looked across and there it was flying across the meadows a DARK-BREASTED BARN OWL. We viewed it for the rest of the time we light and at some points we got some cracking views especially Chris and Brendan who had it sit on a post infront of them while me and Paul had decided to take a stroll to get a different angel on the Owl. When we got back to them Chris showed us his pictures which where some absolute amazing ones. to see his post and pics click on the link.

 Bonaparte's Gull

Dark-breasted Barn Owl

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