Mon 10th December . . . 'Owl be back ....

December 11, 2012  •  4 Comments

 

Ian says:-      Looking back through our recent owl images we realise that although we have plenty flight pics we didn’t have enough ‘real action’ shots! So once again with sun forecast it was an early rise to be there for first light. Again the Barn Owls were out hunting close to the road and cameras were set up ready for the sun to appear and give the light levels required for crisp flight photography. Unfortunately when the necessary light arrived the Barn Owls didn’t! Apart from a quick burst mid-morning they were conspicuous with their absence… The short eared Owls also made an appearance starting mid-morning and carried on into the afternoon, so we were kept entertained at spells - which we needed. It gets uncomfortable standing around in freezing weather with nothing to take your mind off the fact that you can’t feel your feet anymore! A male Hen Harrier made two appearances but both at a great distance, a Sparrow Hawk flew over equally distant, several Buzzards were about and a Stoat made a very quick appearance in the long grass in front of us. By 3.30 the light was failing so it was time to call it a day. 


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4.Pauline and Ian Wildlife Images
Thanks Brian - hope to trip across you soon for a chat and a catch-up!
3.Brian Rafferty(non-registered)
Pauline and Ian..I am enjoying very much your accounts of your owl watching trips.It really has been wonderful lately and well worth the time and effort. Great images as always and particularly of the hen harrier,it doesn't look that distant to me !! Keep up the good work and will probably bump into you sometime soon.
2.Pauline and Ian Wildlife Images
Thanks John - much appreciated comments. I've been admiring your latest landscapes of local shots - they are superb - as are your latest bird shots too - but I'm a sucker for a good sunset!!!
1.John Tymon(non-registered)
The first Barn Owl shot is one of the best I have ever seen,of the species-well done,you deserve that one after the time you put in
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