Two LONG-EARED OWLS have been present at Therfield Heath since the end of October and were initially reported by the Information Services. They are roosting in an area of scrub that has absolutely no access and are therefore only seen when they are inadvertently flushed. This weekend for example, they flushed from the hedgerow bordering the Icknield Way. So, in essence, not worthy of a special trip. However, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS have been performing towards dusk at the heath and a male HEN HARRIER has been regularly seen - and of course there is the wintering GREAT GREY SHRIKE.