The one surprise this week was the sighting of a tawny owl late evening as it perched in a tree not far from the roadside. I got into a position where I could use the big lens from out of the car window and managed to get some reasonable images. It was difficult not to find a few branches obscuring parts of the owl but I was very happy with the result.The tawny owl is one bird I had never photographed before and this was an ideal opportunity to try for some images for the portfolio.I will be returning to the area and hopefully catch up with the owl again.
I have shown above the best of the owl images and also other wildlife seen on my travels.Birds in Bowland like to perch on walls and fenceposts and I was lucky with a nice wheatear perched just a few yards from the car.Also posing nicely was a redshank ,pied wagtail and an oystercatcher. I have also included a shot of one of many bluebell woods seen recently,they are now at their very best for colour and perfume and make any journey memorable through the Lancashire countryside in this wonderful month of May.