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Monday, 13 February 2017

RSPB Bempton Cliffs - Owls

Short-eared Owl

Went up to the cliffs late this afternoon to walk the dog and enjoy the bright, sunny conditions. Really glad I did as three Short-eared Owls were in attendance together with a Barn Owl! Symphony wasn't too happy about being tied to a fence while I photographed the Owls!

Barn Owl


Short-eared Owls









4 comments:

Wendy Bartter said...

Fabulous images, thanks for sharing Kevin!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Wendy.

Unknown said...

HI Kevin, Lovely to see your photos and learn about the birds you saw at Bempton. We are going there on Sunday 19th of FEb. What time of day do you recommend for seeing the owls and seeing any of the other wildlife that is in the area. I think it must be better later in the day for the owls.

Thank you,

Wendy Chapman

Kevin Groocock said...

Hello Wendy, look out for me on Sunday, I'll be on the viewpoints! The birds on the cliffs will be present all day and should include Gannets, Fulmar and various Gulls. We MAY be lucky and have Guillemots and Razorbills but these cannot be guaranteed. As for the owls, they can often be seen throughout the day but are best from about 1430/1500hrs through dusk. They can be seen well from the decking around the visitor centre. Three have been showing well (Short-eared Owl). The Barn Owl is less regular. Its free entry to the reserve at the moment and the centre is open 0930 till 1600hrs. Have a great time!