Saturday, 29 December 2012
Hitchin Barn Owl
We had brilliant views of a Barn Owl flying then perched in a tree on Graveley Road on the way home from Minsmere. We'd been watching the owl for about ten minutes when, to our amazement, the owl flew closer to our car and hovered by the road side (less than five metres from the car) for at least a minute before flying away. We couldn't believe it. I had the window open taking photos and the owl didn't seem in the least bit bothered. Our view of the owl was so clear in the car beam, but despite my photos failing to show how good the view was, I'm still chuffed with them. One of our best ever birdwatching moments.