"Operation noctua" end of week 34 - the end for now...

October 15, 2012  •  1 Comment

I thought with a week off work last week I could spend some time stalking and photographing our local little owls, but due to my health problems returning with avengeance last week, that alas was a no go.

I'm sure I'll be back to fighting fitness soon (I'd better be!) but for now, all I'll say is this will be the last post on "Operation noctua" for this year (this breeding season anyway).

I am very lucky indeed to have had the time (and permission) to follow these beautiful wee owls - they're still around, I may get a shot or two over the autumn and winter, but for now.... so long to "Operation noctua"....


I have a sneaky feeling that early next spring, I'll be back with a new "Operation noctua" and a year's experience of these birds under my belt.

(I was going to say that "they'll be back".... but as they haven't left the site yet, it's more of a case of "Operation noctua" will be back!)


How am I gonnae fill my time over the winter with no "operation noctua"?

I think "Operation glandarius" might keep me busy...








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Its just as well I did end the first "Operation noctua" here... as I've been up to the farm a few times since - and theyve gawn! Its as if they knew I'd called it a day.

Like I said to my wife last night though, the adult male will be back around christmas time, to lay his claim to his breeding territory nice and early - just like this year all over again...

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