Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Owl Time

It had been sometime since I had last been owl watching and news of owls showing well locally tempted me out with the camera.Up to three short eared and five barn owls had been spotted hunting the mosslands near to Pilling.I met up with Simon at the location on a rare day of blue skies and sunshine with little or no wind.Simon soon spotted a short eared owl sunning itself on a fence post and we were able to get within camera range by using a hedge for cover.Eventually the shortie had a sortie round the field which was covered with lots of dense grasses which would provide ideal cover for field voles. We didn't see the owl catch any prey but it did give us some lovely views as it flew past in glorious afternoon sunshine.We later moved to another area hoping to see barn owls but none showed whilst we were there. It had however been a fabulous afternoon with great views of two short eared owls and wonderful weather for a change.Hope you enjoy the images below and hope to bring you more in the weeks to come. Thanks for looking in.


  1. Stunning birds, stunning photographs ever.

    1. Thanks Pete your comments are very much appreciated.

  2. Some very nice shots again Brian of the Shorties.Always nice to catch them in good light, but a bonus to watch them anyway!Hope you make contact with the Barn Owls.

  3. Woww very nice shots of this owls
    in which hour have you snapped the owls?
    greetings from my blog joanca

  4. Wonderful images of the SEO's in beautiful light Brian,lets hope they stay for winter.

  5. A great set, Brian. Love the backlit 5th especially.

  6. Stunning pics, I hope I can find some in Kent this winter.

  7. A cracking set of shots Brian, they are very much on my to do list this winter, just need to find some!!