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Monday, 21 November 2011

A Field in Northamptonshire

Short Eared Owl

Yet another very dull and misty day, just typical of November, but I decided to go and look for Short Eared Owls. A trip into Northamptonshire produced c8 Short Eared Owls with an accompaniment of Buzzard, Kestrel and Peregrine for good measure. My camera does not cope well with November's dark, dull and misty days so I am pleased with some of my images. However, a return is called for on hopefully a sunny day.










10 comments:

John said...

Superb images Kevin!
I am hoping to get some shots of these lovely creatures at some point, the numbers this year seem to be quite high. I think it must have been a good vole year!
J
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Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers John. There have been c12 SEO at this site over the last week. Just want a bit of sunshine / brightness!

Geoff Haynes said...

Nice photos Kevin considering the dull weather.
Just waiting for a half decent day with better light and I will have another trip there !

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Geoff. Fantastic birds and the closest i've ever been to them! Likewise given a good day but work always gets in the way, especially on sunny days!

Max Silverman said...

Great stuff Kevin.Pity about the dull weather.Must give that site a go as the SEO's seem to have left Dostill Lake but will wait for a brighter day.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Max. A bright day will be best as it was a struggle to autofocus. Give me a call if you have problems with the location.

bob duckhouse said...

Good Owl action stuff, Love it, Bob D

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Bob. I need to go back in brighter conditions.

Andrew Haynes said...

looks like you a had a great time

I'd say you got some excellent shots , and the conditions definetly were not in your favour

I went yesterday , the wind dropped and they came out about 2.00pm about ten.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Andrew. I think afternoons are def best as more SEO's come out. I was going to go on Sunday but felt so tired after nights, I thought it unsafe! Hope to get back soon, but working until 2nd December.