Friday, March 19, 2010

Half A Picture Post

I’m a bit stuck for time today so I’ll post a few pictures with the minimum waffle from me.

I was at the farm today hoping to get more pictures of the shy Yellowhammers and the equally timid Corn Buntings. They just wouldn’t come in to feed and then I realised why. The photographer’s nightmare, half a bird hidden by its surroundings.

Headless Little Owl

Well I didn’t want to disturb the Little Owl so waited while it sat and dozed, looked around, ignored the crows and a Chaffinch that spotted it, called a few times and then sat some more, all the while keeping birds from feeding on the pile of discarded grain.

After a while I drove round to the road where I had a distant view of the owl.

Little Owl

So there are a few other photos, mainly from earlier in the week. Until I took these pictures I hadn’t realised what striking ear marks Brown Hares have.

Brown Hare

Brown Hare

Corn Bunting

Collared Dove

Chaffinch

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Roe Deer

Eventually the owl moved again. But as a precursor to the promise of rain for Saturday, the best light had gone which didn't make for the perfect photograph and the birds waiting to feed didn't return.

Little Owl


3 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your Little Owl's are so cute! What a neat sighting. Adorable critter photos.

Tricia said...

Woo a Little Owl - would love a decent picture of one. And love the Hare - not often seen them. I shall be visiting your blog more - some great pictures.

S.C.E. said...

Nice shots of the hare!

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