Tag: long eared owl

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…

Jul 10th by Ian under Bird Watching

This was taken in daylight as you can see, on a golf course. My pal Neil Davidson took this with a Nikon D60 with a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens. The benefit of being on a golf course is the owls are perfectly used to people and being long eared do hunt in the daylight.¬†I have been to this site with Neil and you get the most amazing views of these splendid birds, if the midges let you. They do make a noise like a squeaky hinge as advertised. Neil has a collection of good…
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