Local Barn Owl site No 18 was located last night, so this evening I decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and not go to the pub, instead I went back to see if this latest owl would show again?
Unlike last night when the owl first showed at eight o'clock this evening it came out at 7.43pm, a whopping 17 minutes earlier! But this 17 minutes was vital and made all the difference when it came to the light levels. I was still just about able to capture a flight shot, my settings this evening were ISO 1000, F3.5 which gave me a shutter speed of 1/400 second. I only had the one fly past but the resultant images are a massive improvement on last night but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
Two other Barn Owls were seen en route to site No 18, both out hunting but too distant to warrant stopping to try and get an image.
I am now having a few days off the owling, instead I am going down to Brighton for the weekend to watch the mighty Leicester City FC, come on you BLUES!!!!!!!