Short-eared owl

 

Just a quick post to share some photographs of a Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) from today. I spend a lot of time photographing these owls on my locals moors in the spring and summer when they are breeding but in winter they usually leave for coastal areas and foreign shores. Today this owl was resting in the grass after eating a vole and thanks to Katarína for calling me over to it’s whereabouts and then to Brian who very kindly allowed me to use his 800mm lens to photograph it. Thanks Brian!

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By Matt Wilson

New Year, new me. Doubtful.

A very happy 2016 to all of my blog readers and I hope that you all have some nice plans for the coming year. I have a number of exciting trips lined up this year which will allow me to observe a number of amphibians and reptiles that I haven’t seen before as well as some familiar species.

Although the mild winter has allowed frogs and newts to be active in my local area, I have nothing but bird photographs to share with you at the moment. A number of days out allowed for some nice observations, mainly of owls, including a communal roost of Long-eared owls (Asio otus).

All the best for 2016,

Matt

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By Matt Wilson