It seems like ages since I was out birding due to work getting in the way and rather dismal weather. Today the weather forecast predicted a cool but sunny day, so I headed over to Hanging Houghton in the hope of improving my images of the Short Eared Owls. I joined the growing hordes down the rather muddy approach road and waited for the Owls to appear. The sun shone but the wind provided a seasonally fresh feel. Did the Owls show in the sunshine -NO! They waited until the light faded before showing but numbered around eight. Rather than getting the crisp, bright images I had hoped for, I again had to make do with rather noisy ones as my auto ISO ran riot!