Thursday, 17 May 2012

Barn Owl flight

Just a short trip out Tuesday evening. First I went out along a route where I have been seeing Little Owl in the last few weeks. I soon realised that the leaves have now opened up giving great cover and for light with trees either side of the road I need to be earlier when the sun is higher.

I then went down another local road where Barn Owls have always lived in a dilapidated old shed. Last year I never saw a Barn Owl all year until Oct/Nov and then I think it was a Barnie in East Yorkshire.

Anyway I was really pleased to go down there in good light and see two birds flying around the area. I was maybe only there 30 -40 minutes and got a few shots, a couple were half decent although not showing the spectacular colouring of their feathers.

Canon 40D, Sigma 50-500mm lens, f7.1 1/2000sec ISO 400, focal length 417mm


John said...

Great shots Mike! I haven`t seen as many of these birds this year as I have on previous years, hopefully that just means that I have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, rather than a population fall?!

Roy said...

These are superb Mike, classic images of this lovely bird.

Linda Yarrow said...

Lovely shots Mike, lovely blue sky too:-)

Montanagirl said...

Oh my - I love owls, and these shots are fabulous!

Altax said...

Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

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Christian said...

Hi Mike

These are lovely close-ups of my favourite bird. Great work!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your comments everyone.

Lasse said...

Excellent shots !!

Chris said...

That first capture is simply fantastically wonderful Mike! Wow I love it. Your banner is also a winner! Congrats on these splendid shots!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your kind comments Lasse & Chris

Dominic Gendron said...

Wow, this a mythic bird for me! Great shot's ;)

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