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    I was in 2 minds if this was worth a post or not as its rather small, but u know what I love it!

    I love it even more after todays visit which incidentally is why Im giving no location info...
    We disturbed a barn owl on entry (this has happened more than once to me, with the last time my lad nearly getting hit in the face by one any of u guys experienced this? ) & 50 + owl pellets suggested this is a permanent roost!

    Anyway on to the building, this is nestled in trees in the Northants countryside & Im pleased to say is completely untouched by graffiti etc.

    But Im sorry to say I have no idea what this was! Obviously it was pumping water as its located near a stream, but there is no obvious properties that this was serving!
    There is electric motors on the pumps that may be a later edition?

    It feels Victorian! not easy to tell from the pics, but the floor is standard 6" checked quarry tiles & the walls are sandstone with lime green wash which Im sure in its day would of looked quite spectacular.
    On with the pics, this was a combination of 2 visits over the last year, hope u enjoy!


    IMG_9604 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr

    IMG_9578 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr

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    Interesting find Glynn, I liked the old school circuit breaker, Thanks
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    I have experienced barn owls before, i woke one up by accident when i was exploring the old mock up bomb storage huts at RAF Newton, was really surprised how big they are in person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16vDeak View Post
    I have experienced barn owls before, i woke one up by accident when i was exploring the old mock up bomb storage huts at RAF Newton, was really surprised how big they are in person!
    Yeah the one last year at a really run down farmhouse nearly took my lads head off lol!
    I went back a week later with my girlfriend, we just waited outside in the dusk & 3 of them came out, we lay on grass near the property for an hour or so & they "got used" to us. They were flying over & hovering barely 10ft above us seemingly checking us out & becoming ever more brave!
    It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life!

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    I too like barn owls, we had them on the farm when I was a kid, the quietness of their flight is what amazes me
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    That's a little beauty that is.
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    Apparently they have facial recognition software like corvids - crows, jackdaws etc and if startled or threatened will go for your face. Its amazing when they just touch you with their wings as they go past though. There are quite a few of them around where I am just outside of Northampton.
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    Nice photos. One of those belts is hooked up and ready to go. My experience with a barn owl is a large whoosh inches above my head when I one walked into a large barn full of straw bales.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infraredd View Post
    Apparently they have facial recognition software like corvids - crows, jackdaws etc and if startled or threatened will go for your face. Its amazing when they just touch you with their wings as they go past though. There are quite a few of them around where I am just outside of Northampton.
    Didn’t realise u were local, will have to hook up sometime.
    There dose seem an increasing number of barn owls these days!

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