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Do you think it is nesting? We've got juvenile plovers running around down here - they've been out for over a month!
 

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Do you think it is nesting? We've got juvenile plovers running around down here - they've been out for over a month!
I honestly don't know. My owl knowledge comes from Morcomb's excellent iPhone app and Google! Certainly it has been around here for at least 5 years, but this is the first time it has posed!
 

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Probably a Barn Owl or a Masked Owl, bit hard to tell the difference. Depends what sort of area it was seen in like open grasslands, dense timber to help with identification.

Looked up a couple of bird books.
 

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I honestly don't know. My owl knowledge comes from Morcomb's excellent iPhone app and Google! Certainly it has been around here for at least 5 years, but this is the first time it has posed!
I'm just surprised it was swooping you - I've never known this before.
 

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It's not like a magpie swoop, more a "tally-ho what's this for dinner, whoa that's not a mouse, pull up pull up" type affair...
Only one pass (that I detect)
 

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During the nesting season a number of different birds will become aggressive and swoop at what they think are intruders.
 

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Been swooped by this a couple of times now. Driving along farm track, slowed down and it just watched me as I slowly came alongside. Flash scared it off.View attachment 29335
It’s creepy getting swooped by owls because you can’t hear them coming! We’ve got a big white owl that’s checked me out a couple times, always sends me running!
 
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