Saturday, 24 July 2010

Barn On Brick

I've managed several late evening visits to West Hartford this week, taking advantage of the last set of lateshifts prior to our annual summer break. On most evenings there have been two barn owls hunting, often providing great viewing in the orange toned light from the setting sun.

On Friday night I had my camera gear in the boot of the car, and it was pleasing to arrive and promptly have one of the owls' already out hunting.

Frustratingly the owl was too efficinent, and very soon after checking me out from the top of the brick building that is located in the field west of the flash, the owl dropped into the grass and lifted with an unfortunate rodent.

Time was not on my side this evening, I had to leave before the owl returned (and there was a nice bottle of red waiting...). Hopfully I'll get some more owl photo opportunities this weekend.

1 comment:

Stuart Price said...

Everyone seems to be photographing Barn Owls at the moment, whilst living in the UK I saw the grand total of one in over a decade.......