I braved a very cold and overcast dawn on Orcombe before work this morning, and was rewarded with my second Short-eared Owl of the autumn. It flew over the top fields and then headed east along the clifftop before dropping out of sight. Whether it pitched down somewhere close by or continued eastwards is anyone's guess. I grabbed the above shot as it headed away from me. Otherwise 1 Grey Heron and 1 Bullfinch is all that was logged before heading back.