Winter Thrushes and a Barn Owl

07/12/2019 0 By wildfeed

My first post for December follows a similar theme to my last posting.There are still plenty of fieldfares present in the countryside gorging themselves on the abundant berry crop.On my latest trip out with the camera I found more fieldfares together with a few redwings feeding on the hawthorn berries.They were showing well close to the road and I was able to get some nice shots from the car before they were moved on by passing tractors and cars.I was on my way to a nearby location for barn owls where at this time of the year the barn owls are often out in the early afternoon hunting when the weather is good.

The barn owls appeared on cue around 2pm and were busy hunting .I was joined by Ian and Kevin and we all had a great time trying to capture the action.I got some reasonable images of the owls with field voles they had caught returning to their home in nearby farm buildings.These hunting barn owls will be the subject of a later post.In the meantime I am showing other recent images of these barn owls as they perched up in the nearby hawthorn hedge allowing a close approach for some nice portrait shots.

Hope you like my efforts at capturing these lovely birds and when the weather improves I will be back for more action and hopefully return with yet more images of these enigmatic birds.Barn Owl photography is addictive and is a wonderful way to spend a winter’s afternoon.Thanks for looking in and hope my images take you well away from General Election and Christmas preparations.