At about 15.20 hrs on 17th June 2018, I was watching a Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus hunting over mixed Heather Calluna vulgaris and Purple Moor-grass Molinia caerulea moorland in north Derbyshire. Initially, it was quartering the ground using the usual ‘flap-and-glide’ method, but this suddenly changed when it flushed a Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis. The owl started chasing the pipit in a man


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