More shorties, better light but the birds, all nine of them were distant most of the time. A few mid air territorial squabbles occurred, talons were flashing a plenty all pretty trivial though, they were just putting a show on for me!!!. It is such a privilege to be able to watch these fantastic birds go about their dusk time hunting, many thanks must go to the local land owner and gamekeeper who have been very co operative.
The late setting sun offered a nice golden glow, the odd bird did come a little closer although the images are still heavily cropped.
I was so pre occupide watching another bird I nearly missed this one as it flew straight over me, it went and settled in a distant tree with four other owls.
This was possible the closest flyby I had, shame I clipped the wing tip!!!
I will now be keeping a close vigil on this site in an attempt to get some real close up and intimate images. It is inevitable that my presence makes the owls a little nervous and pushes them further away, therefore more work is required, maybe I'll build a hide there this weekend???