Old Yellow Eyes

September 25, 2022 at 5:32 pm

Last weeks blog was all about this years orange-eyed Long Eared Owls so this week it is the turn of the yellow-eyed Short Eared Owls. Two different males are included in the gallery photos on my Facebook page and with Shorties the face of the male goes whiter with age and the eyes a deeper yellow. Sadly because Shorties are more active diurnally than Longies and hunt along moorland roads they are more vulnerable to passing traffic. I know of two Shorties that have been killed on my local moors in the last five years – a sad end to a spectacular Owl. www.facebook.com/gordonyateswildlife