Snowy Owl

February 9, 2019 at 5:39 pm

RN2A9799Well not quite a true Snowy Owl but a Barn Owl hunting in the snow. When this winter started I never thought that I would be in a position to photograph local Barn Owls during the day let alone take photos of one hunting in the snow. Nothing is predictable in wildlife and you never know when they will revert back to nocturnal hunting and my photo opportunities are gone. More recent photos of the Barn Owls are shown in this weeks gallery.
When you are involved in wildlife all your life all sorts of unscripted events occur out of the blue as happened this week while I was waiting for a Barn Owl to appear. I had been sat in a hedge under a camouflage cloth for more than an hour when a brown bird arrived from my right and alighted by my foot. I gingerly looked down and was met by the stare of a Woodcock that flew off as quickly as it had arrived!! Click here