Saturday, 22 December 2018

Barn Owls at Christmas

I began the year with an account of a barn owl. I am finishing the year with another account of barn owls.The weather so far in December has been awful with rain on most days and very dull conditions.Hardly conducive to good photography but there have been a couple of days when conditions have been ok.Around the middle of the month there was a sharp frost followed by blue skies and light winds,the perfect recipe for the barn owls to hopefully come out hunting in good light.

It did indeed turn into a perfect afternoon and I was in position around 1pm awaiting the arrival of the barn owl.I have found that barn owls are very regular as to when they appear and not long after my arrival the barn owl came out to hunt.It was the same location as mentioned in my last post and I was able to photograph and observe this wonderful bird from the comfort of the car.It quartered the small field from time to time and did appear to catch something but a kestrel came along and disturbed it. On some of the images below you can see blood on the owl's beak but the vole escaped to live another day.

This will probably be my last posting this year as it is only a few days now to the Christmas festivities.Thanks to all my followers and I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.I hope to return soon in 2019 with more of Lancashire's wonderful wildlife.


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