Sit yourself down with a cup of tea to watch this 12 minute video that OnTheWight was sent today by Ian Winter. It was shot over an extended period of this year and has many “Ahhhh” moments as well as quite a surprise.
Here’s how it was described to us,
My friend has a nesting box up, but it’s seen no action for a couple of years. This little owl-face was the first obvious resident, so we set up a hide and rigged up a long-zoom video camera plus a zoom-microphone, locked it all down to try and keep it as steady as we could, and my friend patiently sat there early-mornings and evenings to see what would happen.
The location of the owls isn’t being disclosed beyond saying it’s somewhere near the back of the Wight.
One note – at the moment of surprise, there’s a quiet muttering of some slightly fruity language.