It was another evening staked out in my mobile hide at the local Barn Owl site, and when they finally emerged to go hunting all the hanging around waiting didn't seem to matter and was quickly forgotten. The male owl came close on a couple of occasions and posed nicely on his favourite perch right in front of me, he is one magnificent and very handsome specimen and I think he knows it!
The setting sun cast a nice even golden glow that really complemented the colours in the owls plumage, click for bigger image.
There was still enough light left that allowed me enough shutter speed to capture some fly past shots.
Right at the end of the evening and the very last fly past I though the owl was coming in the hide for me! He was so close I couldn't fit the whole of him in the frame!
On the way home I saw another Barn Owl out hunting, a Tawny Owl sitting on top of a telegraph pole and two Little Owls, of which one was a new site! I think I may leave the Barnie's alone for a while and throw some time at the new Little Owl site to see if I can get some images and you never know maybe even some early baby shots?