Barton Long-eared Owl

April 29th, 2015

This owl was spotted sitting in the sunshine perched on a hawthorn bush in a hedge on a local farm. I watched it for 3 hours as it sat with its eyes tight shut ignoring the group of bird watchers in the field. The sun moved off the bird and it opened its eyes and moved to a higher position. It then flew to the other side of the hedge back into the sunshine.