Tuesday, 5 July 2011

LEO Slayers

Long-eared Owl (Russell F Spencer)
The phenomenon that is the super abundance of Long-eared Owls in Serbia is astounding. In Rusanda Park in the Pannonian Plain, which to all intents and purposes is an average looking park next to a spa and attached to a large lake, there are literally tons of breeding LEO's all over the place.

The research seems to indicate that there is a super abundance of food due to the ubiquitous rodents to be found in the nearby farmland. Thanks to the largely unchanged farming practices the owl's prey items have proliferated stuffing themselves silly on the plentiful grain left in the fields.

Long may it continue!

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