Sunday, 4 November 2012

Owl double

We have spent the week-end driving around in search of Fieldfare and Redwing. Yesterday we drove towards Malton on very rural roads and found a number of small flocks of these birds. More Redwing than Fieldfare and present with good numbers of Starlings.

I spotted a Little Owl on a hay stack and managed a photo although it was difficult due to a high hedge to the front and the cut branches stuck up impeding my focus. As we left the site of the Little Owl I saw a white wing beat in a field and then it went down. a slow approach in the car and we stopped 10' from a Barn Owl with a large vole in it's mouth. A fantastic classic view on a great big fence post but into the sun and on the passenger drive so we quickly moved on and left it to it's early tea.

I photographed this female Kestrel who has very worn feathers.



6 comments:

Adam said...

nice owl

Montanagirl said...

Cute little Owl. Kestrel shots are nice!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks very much Adam and Montanagirl. Pleased to find these birds.

Richard Pegler said...

Very nice images Mike. Pleased to hear that the camera and lens survived - we humans tend to repair ourselves at much less cost!

Chris said...

Hey Mike send me the owl, I'll send you waxwings ;-) Nice pics...

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

that's a deal Chris (seems you have already kept your end of the deal, Waxwings in Scarborough today, and I am stuck at work).