Wednesday 30 December 2020

Gone Barny!

We enjoyed more views of the Short-eared Owl this evening but with better weather, it was much more active. This Barn Owl was very obliging and proved a distraction from SEO photography. Sadly, after last winter's weeks of wind, this species is pretty scarce locally this winter but this individual found three voles in about 15 minutes this evening- here is hoping they do alright next spring!

The next level

During the Christmas period, I cracked and got myself a thermal imaging monocular, which arrived today. Straight after work I headed to a local spot known for Jack Snipe. Sadly, most seem to have moved on during the recent wet weather. This individual was spotted using the new toy and these photos take with my macro lens. No wonder you only see them usually when you nearly tread on them! Excited as to the possibilities this device brings to future photography and wildlife finding!

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Get Shortie

After a close encounter yesterday morning and a distant view yesterday, Amy and I were just giving up this evening when in the last light this obliging bird finally showed very well. One of my favourite Owl species- always special to see. This winter appears to be a good one locally.

Wet Buzzard

This wet Buzzard had been feeding in the ditches by the river this afternoon and was drying off. It allowed for great views.