Short eared owl in St Helens,
It was a nice suprise to see a short eared owl hunting over a rough field just west of eccleston mere at 15.45 today. Viewed from burrows lane it was seen in flight and perched on a post for 15 minutes before being chased by a couple of magpies south . It looked like it came down in another field .
A great northern diver at Prescot reservoirs today also.