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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

STOP PRESS! MEGA! SCOPS OWL!!!

At last my luck has changed big time!!! Just heard a SCOPS OWL calling, just after 12.15am – in what must be the very large willow tree in my neighbours garden!!! Just before getting into bed I looked out of the window at the star filled sky, when I heard an unfamiliar call.... a low, repeated, short whistle which was difficult to describe exactly, but at this time of the morning I was obviously thinking owl. It was obviously not tawny, little owl or even eagle owl. My imagination was racing with excited thoughts about one other owl – could it be? I couldn't turn the Macbook on quick enough – googled Scops Owl and listened to the call – OMG that was it!!!!! Raced back upstairs to listen again and smiled – it was, it really was! I have at last found my mega – a SCOPS OWL!!! Unbelieavable, so excited at my mega find and I haven't even left the house!!!

Now....  because this is a residential area (in an area with no public access) and with absolutely atrocious parking availability, I won't be able to give out the exact location I'm afraid. This means I will be hung, drawn and quartered by the birding fraternity, especially those in the east! But not alot I can do about it I'm afraid. Really hope this mega bird is here at dawn for me to capture on camera for a major scoop!!! Can't wait to slap the pictures on RBA ready for MAG's review later today!!! You never know, I might even get picture of the week on Birdguides! Still calling now at 1am.

Wahooooo!!!!!

Will update you all later in the morning.

6 comments:

  1. Perhaps it was looking for the Snowy Owl from April 1st last year?

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  2. Oh, when old you look at that date! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. Nice one. You had me going for a while, I even Googled a Scops Owl calling !

    :-)

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  4. Hmmmm...
    POOOP...
    given the date...
    POOOP...
    are you sure it wasn't....
    POOOP...
    a Midwife Toad [Alytes obstetricans]...
    POOOP...
    You definately sound more upbeat...
    POOOP...
    ...
    POOOP...
    ...
    POOOP...

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