Monday, 26 March 2012

2 Big Brown Birds

My nephew had a tooth extracted this morning, so to take his mind off it we went to Spurn, where we enjoyed distant though prolonged views of a Bittern. On the return journey we took the long way round & on the quiet backroad between Patrington Haven & Sunk Island I came across a Short-eared Owl very close to the road. It was a very confiding individual & allowed itself to be photographed from a variety of angles before it tired of the attention, and hid itself away behind some rape stalks! It was the best view Ben has had of a Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Over the Shoulder pose
Eyes right
Bittern 1/4 mile away at Canal Scrape
Best Foot Forward
And Again in Profile
Back Under Cover


Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Lovely SEO shots Michael Lucky compensation for Ben.

Michael Flowers said...

Cheers, Mike