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Posts from — February 2012

Short-Eared Owls

It’s all been a bit quiet on the photo front of late work, babies and the weather all conspiring against me. This weekend I heard reports of good numbers of short-eared owls on the levels and as the weather was pleasant I headed off with my daughter and my camera to see what we could see.

Short-Eared Owls

Having spent all winter trying to get a glimpse of these stunning birds I didn’t get my hopes up despite at least 6 individuals in the area over the previous days. I was however in luck as there were at least 2 owls quartering the moor.

Short-eared owl

Most of the time the owls were quite some distance away and my 300mm lens didn’t have quite the reach i needed. Despite this I managed some shots that, whilst no-where near a good as a lot of the photos out there, I was rather pleased with.

Short-eared owl

All in all it was a fantastic afternoon out with this great species even if the photos need a bit of work.

February 8, 2012   No Comments