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Thursday, June 23, 2011

23rd June

Still much the same as it has been, the two identification queeries that I had, the small rodent and the orchid have been solved. The latter was a Pyramidal Orchid, so thank you Tiggrx for that, if I had turned to the next page I would have seen it for myself. The rodent is a Short-tailed bank Vole, but where that and another one that we found decapitated under one of their favoured feeding trees came from is a mystery. I am sure that this species hasn’t been recorded here in so called modern times.

The Little Owls and their young, that I believe to be three are doing well. The recent rain has been a great help as there are plenty of worms and large ones at that near the surface, though looking at the photo below she must have eaten something larger than that.

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Female feeding under a large tree

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Two of the owlets (below)

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One of the juveniles does some sunbathing

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