During the course of Barn Owl survey work in Duhallow on Sunday night last, a distinctive distant call was tracked down to a patch of woodland almost a kilometre distant. It was a rare sound indeed this summer – a calling Long-eared Owl chick. From the volume, it sounds fully grown, and it was quite mobile, moving from tree to tree.
The calls of a young Long-eared Owl chick could be heard almost a kilometre away (M.O'Clery).
Only a handful of Long-eared Owl sites have produced young this year (see this post HERE for details), so it is great to see that some at least have succeeded in raising some young.
A beautiful portrait of a well grown Long-eared Owl chick, Co. Kerry (Alan Landers).