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




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


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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