|In the shadows... ISO 1000, 1/160 exposure|
A bit of fresh air was required after a poor nights sleep and an early shift at work. A look out of the window saw nice blue sky, but by the time I arrived at Prestwick Carr the sun had started to dip towards the western horizon, and the white balance was looking decidedly orange.
Short-eared owl were a doddle to see, up to seven in a sweep across the northern fields... yet none were really that close. To the south the owls flew closer, but that was into the light. So casual observation and chat with RD and PCF was about it. Didn't see the shrike (although it was still kicking about).
Walking back to the car in the fading light I noticed an owl hunting a paddock north of the road and close to the eastern road - and a few steps towards it saw a brief land on the fence - and a few quick fired shots. None of which were as I'd hoped, but a step in the right direction.
It didn't half get cold as the light faded. Need to do something about that methinks...