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.