(c) Ashley Howe - Treecreeper at the Blackwater Arboretum
The rest of the day was spent at Bransbury Common where we waited hours for Short-eared Owls to appear. Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and Buzzards were numerous. A Barn Owl showed particularly well. It was geting late so we decided to leave. We flushed a Tawny Owl back to the car. Then I located a bird hovering high over a distant field. Fortunately it was a Short-eared Owl and then quickly disappeared out of view.
Apparantly 3 Short-eared Owls appeared from our original viewpoint about 3-4 minutes after our departure. And 3 more Tawny Owls were calling around the car.