Last night was the first outing to the site where the Long Eared Owls live. After an hour and a half of walking around and no sign of any activity, we spent 20 minutes standing close to the rough moorland that is a favourite hunting ground.  Just as the sun was begining to set I caught some movement and there was the Owl.  It flew within 20 feet of us and landed in a nearby tree where it spent 10 minutes surveying the surrounding area; it then flew to a another tree close by and continued its vigil.  After about half an hour it decided that it had had enough of us pointing binoculars and cameras at it and flew off into thick conifers.  The light wasn't great but I managed a few half decent snaps.  All in all a fantastic result on the first owl viewing outing of the season.

One Response to “Long Eared Owl Diary”

  1. Ian May 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Brilliant Neil, pic three is superb, better depth of field and the colours are natural. I guess you had a splash of good light, and good luck. Can you tell the sex of long eareds, visually?

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