"Operation noctua" - HD video update - sunbathing

March 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

After replacing the camera (and giving it a little more elevation to allow the PIR (passive infrared) to work) I retrieved it yesterday afternoon after a day in situ and found I had recorded another 45 (40 second) clips of our owls - so I'll upload a few this week.

All diurnal birds like to subathe from time to time and our owls (being noctunal, diurnal and crepuscular) are fond of a little sunbathing also it seems - the clip below will prove that.

If you listen very carefully to the first part of the clip, you'll hear the pair of kestrels (that are intent on stealing the owls' nestbox) calling to each other.

The kestrels are persistent but as yet, thanks to the stout defence from the owls, unsuccessful in their mission.

As before, please enlarge the video player (box and arrow at bottom RHS of embedded player) for best playback.

Owl watch: 11th March sunbathing owls


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