Barn Owl down

Some Barn Owl feathers, picked up by a friend near Charleston.

They were found alongside the remains of a leg. Cause of death wasn’t clear – mortality in the local area is most likely to be death by A27, it’s claimed at least two birds in the Middle Farm area over the last two years.

However, I believe these remains of this one were some way from the main road. Perhaps it was killed in some other way or its remains were picked up by a crow or fox and carried away from where it died.

Either way, Firle Barn Owls seem thinly spread, and it’s sad to have lost another one.

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