Thursday, 21 May 2009

Short Eared Owl


















Last night we travel up to Danby Beacon again, 3rd try this year for Dotterel, they had been sighted since Monday and were there yesterday morning but by Wednesday evening seemed to have gone (no sightings today).

After heavy showers traveling up from Scarborough the weather was fine with some sunlight between the clouds. After a search of about an hour we drove slowly back to the south of the beacon and on towards Whitby for a fish supper.

What delight and great fortune to find a SEO flying towards the road and landing on a fence post maybe a couple of hundred yards away. I managed to get out the car and take some shots from behind the car before moving to the front of the car for more. The light was dull it was about quater past eight but we were delighted to see this magnificent bird at close quarters. High ISO used yet agin!

12 comments:

Roy said...

Wow! Mike, another great photo and great find.

Lynmiranda said...

Lucky find, Well done for getting these pictures:-)

Lynmiranda said...

Me again. I love their eyes, they look like they have black eye makeup smudged around their eyes:-)

Chris said...

Hi Mike,
Well done mate. Fantastic shot of this nice birds. We have it here too, but I never got the chance to see it...
Have a nice week end

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Roy & Lyn, very lucky timing.

Lyn know what you mean, I love the colour of the eyes too.

Chris, many thanks.

Have a good weekend all.

XANABIOTICX said...

oh, my! i love owls! such a mysterious bird! :) and i'm getting an owl inked on my back soon. lovely photos, mike!

Little Brown Job said...

It's great when these unexpected opportunities arise, great shots Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for visiting XanabioticX, they are mysterious and special to see.

Thanks Paul, to get the shots out of the blue is great. It was my birthday as well so that was lucky!

XANABIOTICX said...

it was your birthday? whoa. this really must've been your luckiest birthday! :)

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