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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Barn Owl & Goosander, Filey Dams - 28th Jan 2021

Cold, wet and dark here in Filey today, but dragged myself over to the Dams for half an hour (thanks to eBird, or more specifically, to avoiding a break in daily checklists); glad I did, with a male Goosander looking regal on the area of unfrozen water before heading east, and then a spine-tingling fly-by from one of the local Barn Owls - straight towards me and very close past me, despite being fully aware of my presence and staring me down....'s outdoor attire (Jerusalem Bird Obs owl hoodie) - coincidence or lure....?