Sunday, 23 November 2014

Long Ears and Sawbills at Fairburn

Today me and my Dad went of to Fairburn in search of a couple of Long Eared Owls which have been hanging around Fairburn for quite a while. They have been spotted past the Lin Dike Hide, past the railway bridge and then you need to look across a small pool to see them.

When we arrived in the Lin Dike Hide car park we headed of to see the LEO's. When we reached the spot one was immediately on show which was a great start to our day. It was a little distant but it was still great to see. Here are a couple of record shots I took.

Long Eared Owl
On our walk back to the car there was lots of Redwings, Fieldfares and Blackbirds in the bushes next to the path which were nice to see, some of them came pretty close also we spotted at least 2 Willow Tits and we had a Little Egret fly over.
Afterwards we had a little look in the Pickup Hide where we saw a male Bullfinch, a couple of Great Tits and a Kestrel flew over. Before we left we had a quick look over the main lake which turned out to be great as I spotted a pair of Goosander which were fairly close to the viewing platforms. Amazing birds, their bills are amazing.


  1. Great spot Ellis. Cracking end to a lovely day ;)

  2. Great stuff Ellis You have inspired me to go and look for LEO myself tomorrow. Well done.

  3. Great blog post Ellis! Very nice LEO!

  4. Great blog Ellis cracking photos mate , well done on a great days birding