Thanks to Austin Thomas for sending me some more of his shots of hunting Barn Owls from the mosses. Nice one Austin.
Austin explains: "I waited nearly an hour for the Owl to take off from this rest point and fly towards me. It had a few smash and grab attempts at catching some food but failed, each time returning to the same post..I was hoping that it would catch its prey then fly straight towards me. What actually happened was a helicopter went over and disturbed the bird and it flew away from me. Typical !"
With all the lousy weather, it's going to be tough on any Barn Owls rearing young at the moment, so if you're going to go looking for owls, or even try to get a few shots, do what Austin did, and make sure you're well away from any likely looking nesting sites.
Meanwhile, just to cheer us all up, here's a link to the story of the Yellow Nosed Albatross released in Somerset on Saturday, complete with pix and video of the bird before it sailed off into the wild blue yonder.
Enjoy. Click here.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...