I have been watching and photographing Barn Owls on King's Meads from mid May through to late July. They are annual here, though disappear during the Winter months and I assume they move up onto farmland as the Meads may be too wet at this time. Following on from the Short-eared Owl which over wintered, it has been a great area for Owls.
This will be a slightly different blog from normal, with very little narrative, but lots of photographs as I have managed to monitor their progress through these months. I will start off with some flight shots. Always a thrill to get a close pass as they concentrate on hunting.
Waiting for them and finding the best position without disturbing them is key and it is always a thrill when one appears in the distance. Fingers crossed it will head your way!
They seemed to be very successful in their hunts, and it was fascinating to watch them float effortlessly, then hover and dive!
During many visits I was able to get some shots of them perched up.
Fabulous birds to watch, and all 20 minutes walk away!