Tuesday, 1 July 2008

sunday and monday evening owls

local halifax site undisclosed

sunday evening was very windy but still great views of the long eared owls(one adult and one juvenile)perched up,the juv was calling constantly,only gave it 20 mins cos of the wind

long eared owl

long eared owl

monday evening.
back again lot less wind and bright evening sunlight

one long eared owl hunting on one side of the track and a short eared owl on the other side,fantastic stuff.
really nice to see both species at the same time to compare size,shape and colour.

now 3 young LEO's calling at this site,another adult was seen going into another site from here and a quick scan of the other 2 site viewable from here produced nothing.
also another short eared owl seen.

long eared owl
darker,shorter bodied,wide rounded wings

short eared owl
pale,longer bodied,slender longer winged

i must note that though this site is 'undisclosed' all my photos are taken from a public footpath/track


dean said...

Stunning pix, once again Darrell.

East Ayton Birding said...

Rather good Darrell.

zooms said...

All wonderful but that first shot of the long eared owl, love it.

Blyth Birder said...

Good stuff, love owls.