Tuesday, 20 March 2018

March 2018 Short Eared Owl and Brown Hare from the Cotswold Hills

It was a really cold afternoon in the Cotswolds but still some really exciting wildlife around.  The Short Eared owls seem to have taken to roosting in the thorn bushes rather than in the grass.  I am not sure if this is to avoid the extreme cold or just to feel more camouflaged.

Short Eared owl in the bushes
They are quite difficult to spot for such a large bird.
The Brown hares were also very active despite the chill.  I caught this one lolloping along.

Brown Hare
I love the way they are evolved for high speed with their long back legs going right past their front legs when they run.  Reminiscent of the cheetah.

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