Monday, 14 November 2016

Dead Barn Owl

I came across a second dead barn owl in two weeks by the road this morning.

There are definitely quite large numbers of barn owls in our area of France - one morning I saw three within 10 minutes.

But they do fly low across the roads and presumably that is why they are frequently killed.  It does seem such a shame, a view I no doubt have because they are so rare in the UK.  I used to occasionally see them in the evening when I was fishing on the River Thames near our home - always a treat.

There were two detached feathers from its wings which I have kept and which are in a pot in my office.

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