28 September 2022
Initially picked up with thermal imager but accidentally flushed so I retreated rather quickly to a reasonable distance & bird then returned to the same tree before moving deeper in to cover until it was out of sight but could be seen with thermal. I then left bird alone.
Bird had a pale spotted chest probable guttata even though it was a pale breasted bird. Other photos on Twitter showing spotted chest. Glen(Count Yellow @Vicount_Biscuit) Twitter has a pic of breast spotting.
Returned at dusk with Dave Cooper , Brenda Cooper, Robbie Brookes & Richard Fairbanks.
Barn Owls picked up on thermal hunting.