June 25, 2019

Secrets of a small Castle.

Throughout the countryside are small Castles, Holds, Towers and Keeps that stand alone in a quiet  timeless fashion out in open fields devoid of Human life that once depended on them.
I made a visit to this castle in the dark early hours.
Barn Owls, Kestrels, Tree Sparrows, Swifts and Starlings were all nesting in the old building with a  pair of roosting Ravens
 Night singing birds such as the Cuckoo, Skylark, Sedge Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler were singing from surrounding reed and borders
Stonechat, Blackbird, Reed Buntings and Tree Sparrows were roosting together in a  nearby thicket of Willows and all showed at 1st light
A black Fox was in the next field and the Gulls and Woodpigeon arrived early to the fresh mowed fields

Sedge Warbler

Tree Sparrows

A terrible photo taken at night of my 1st confirmed Barn Owl sighting.

Myself and my son collected a few Barn Owl pellets to check out what we could find within.
We believe legs from Starling and skull from a Vole.

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