Tonight six becomes five and I doubt I can get back in time for the show although perhaps the owls may not have put their clocks back. More chance of daytime views in future I hope.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
What a little beauty if somewhat difficult to get focus on
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Thankfully it suffered no more and was saved from a night, and possibly longer given its energy, of torment. Harry, the RSPCA lady and I thanked each other and I returned gloomily home along the bumpy road. The stars were out and if I was clever I maybe could have found the constellation of the Fox but all I saw was a fuzzy Jupiter rising in the East.
Monday, 24 October 2011
but only occasionally stand still.
Must be the breeze at Newbiggin.
Is that called showing? Never mind it has the glory of shot number 20,012 for my 500D. Twice round the clock. I hope the car does the same!
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Great to see and craptastic record shot was taken as was one of the white chested Buzzard.
Scotland was cold and windy but a nice trip (thanks Kevin). Not many photo opportunities although had I been quicker I could have had numerous roadside Buzzards. This Turnstone just about sums up the weather!
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
I caught up with the bird again at last night and conclude that the period between 3.30 and 4.30 seems the most likely to catch it, possibly due to a lull in airport activity or just forced out to feed prior to roosting. Met a nice chap there from Southport who wanted to find Prestwick Carr. No problem follow me I said and off we set. As we approached the best spot two Shorties were already in the air as the landowner was in the fields preparing to shoot. We watched as three to four birds hunted around him and his dogs. Meanwhile two Long eared owls were just visible at their roost. The lad left with some reasonable images I hope but the quest for pictures has brought shame upon the photographic community. I chatted to the landowner who said barbed wire had been ripped down and an area trampled up the side of the field. His comment was that should he catch those responsible he would remove their dangly bits until the coppers arrived. I assumed he meant bins, cameras, scopes etc but was not entirely confident about which bits he would be grabbing!
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
and in so doing provided a number of photo opportunities.
I always love it when birds give you eye contact
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Also 136 Redwing over on Saturday morning in groups numbering 5 to 32 aided by the clear moonlit Friday night. Winter approaches.
Tonights owl count.......Bo Derek!