Unlike many other owls, short-eared owls can often be seen hunting during the day as well as at dusk. They have very good sight and hearing which is good enough to locate a small mammal in the undergrowth. Short-eared owls are medium sized owls with mottled brown bodies, pale under-wings and yellow eyes. In winter there is a migration of short eared owls into England from Scandanavia, Russia and Iceland. There were sightings of Short-Eared Owls this weekend in Cotswold Water Park. This amazing photo was taken by local wildlife photographer Phil Cull – thank you for allowing me to share it Phil.
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