TL8999 : Little Owl

taken 7 years ago, near to Threxton Hill, Norfolk, Great Britain

Little Owl
Little Owl
A little owl sits eating breakfast (a shrew) on the Merton Stone. The stone is a large glacial erratic of both geological and local importance. Yet sadly it isn't known very well. Geologically the composition is unknown, probably a calcareous grit of some kind. Sources say it comes from a range of places like Oxford, Sunderland and even Scandinavia! There is a very nice ammonite in the centre of the stone which shows it is certainly sedimentary. The 20 ton boulder is the largest erratic of its type in Norfolk. It was moved here during the last ice age when ice picked it up and dumped it here. It is now in a marl pit (LinkExternal link ) just off Peddars way.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 July, 2010
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 894 991 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.4423N 0:47.6210E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 895 991
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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