Whos keeping an eye on me....

Monday, 7 June 2021

Long Eared Owl

A fairly local pair of Long Eared Owls have bred for a second year. This adult has given distant but very good views while hunting late evening. The chicks were noisy and are presumed still on the nest. Fading light and distance never help image quality but this was probably the best I was going to get in the circumstance. A great bird to see, I just need to revisit a few times to see if I can get the pair hunting, or even better the get to see the young hunting before they leave the site. 







  


7 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

In my experience Long-eared Owls are difficult to find and as you point out even more difficult to photograph. A blind might help. The important thing is that you are experiencing the sheer joy of this pair and any pictures will be an added bonus.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Thank you Dave for your comment on my post today. Just to tell you, I am scraping the barrel now for photographs as I have a bad arm injury and i cannot now lift my binoculars or camera up to take any photos so I am having to go into my archives to continue blogging. I heard today at least I do not need surgery but recover will be slow. Lovely photographs on your post today.
Margaret birding For Pleasure. (could not find an email address so that is why I am wriging here)

betty-NZ said...

Nicely captured! They are amazing birds.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos. I sometimes come across owls on my desert hikes, but they are very difficult to photograph.

Caroline said...

Hi David, beautiful photos of this owl, we call them in Dutch Ransuil. Greetings Caroline

Dave said...

Thank you for your comments David, Margaret, Betty, Spares n pics and Caroline

Linda said...

Great photos of the owl!