Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Short-eared Owls : Hawling, Gloucs

I made a visit to Hawling last Sunday 28.December 2014 in company with Richard Smith, Rob Mitchell and Phil Morgan on a "toggers" day out where between 4 and 6 Short-eared Owls have been hunting during the afternoons on a couple of rough pasture fields surrounded by drystone walls.
The first "shortie" appeared on one of the walls at about 2.00pm and soon there were as many as 6 in the air together hunting and engaging in aerial combat which was spectacular to say the least.
The light was superb but unfortunately the birds were always a little too distant to get the shots that we all wanted although we all came away with some nice images.........

Can't wait to go back again !!

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