Monday, 17 May 2010

Not just ospreys!

An exciting day in the Tweed Valley as not only did the first osprey chick hatch today but a phone call received about an owl in trouble led to a very surprising find. Three baby long eared owls were discovered and Conservation Manager Tony Lightley from Forestry Commission Scotland was able to ring the youngest of the chicks which was not yet flying.
This is great news as these are the first long eared owls to be discovered in this particular area of the Borders.

1 comment:

  1. fabulous photos- what a trweat to meet two suhc rare broders residents. CONGRATULATIONS on your first chick of the year to Di and all the hard working volunteers at the TVOP- you are wonderful! From your old friend Emma


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