A group of 12 Nature group members met at 9am at Wicken Fen and walked from the car park across to Burwell fen photographing any birds and mammals. The weather was very overcast but we did manage to find a Tree Creeper, many geese and ducks, Muntjac and Roe Deer and best of all a pair of Little Owls (Roe Deer Ann Miles, Muntjac John Kirkelionis, House Sparrow and Konig Ponies Penny Reeves, Grey lag Geese Nik Akers Chris Holt, Little Owls Duncan Locke, Ann Miles, Chris Holt).
In the afternoon, some went onto the National Trust Reserve, others back along the morning route while Duncan drove round to Burwell Fen
On the NT reserve, it was very quiet but we did get good views of a perched Kestrel (Ann Miles)
We watched as the Hen and Marsh Harriers came into roost but the light by then was too low for photography of flying birds.
On Burwell Fen, Duncan was rewarded with great views of hunting Barn Owls and rather distant Short-eared Owls - images right and below
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Below: Short-eared Owl by Duncan Locke