Hexworthy

All six British thrush species this morning, including three ring ouzels.  400+ fieldfares just arrived.

A barn owl has been present over the last few days (only the second here in over 20 years) - the other evening I saw it in the process of being attacked by a buzzard.  The buzzard had it pinned down on the ground, but the owl was saved by two crows that mobbed the buzzard and drove it off.  I went to assist, but the owl had gone.  It was later seen hunting as if nothing had happened.  Has anyone else ever seen a buzzard attempting to predate a barn owl?  Would seem to be unusual behaviour.

Posted October 20th, 2018 at 12:04 pm by Richard Hibbert in General Birding