Shortie and Barnie

Hi all, the gorgeous Short Eared Owls have returned to over winter down here in cornwall . I was lucky to not only see the short eared owls but the added bonus of seeing a beautiful Barn Owl hunting in the same fields

Best wishes m Jayne

  • welshlass said:

    Hi all, the gorgeous Short Eared Owls have returned to over winter down here in cornwall . I was lucky to not only see the short eared owls but the added bonus of seeing a beautiful Barn Owl hunting in the same fields

    Best wishes m Jayne

    Lovely photos Jayne, and good to read they've returned, lets hope they continue to progress. 

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Great shots - ours don't seem to have returned yet but there again the weather has been so poor thatthere haven't been many chances to get out.

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    Cheers,

    Bob

    My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobs_retired_now/

  • Great to see and especially to get both together.
    The SEO's have been coming back to the NW for a few weeks now. I had a long distance sighting of 4 last Sunday but they aren't really posing well for photos yet. I've tried a couple of times but even after days of rain, they haven't come out until it is too dark. Rumours are the vole count is high this year, so they probably aren't troubled enough to come out during the day yet. You can still get lucky, mind, if they get disturbed by a hunting buzzard or harrier, but it's not happened for me yet.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Beautiful photos Jayne, I love to see the SEO's & such a bright blue sky too!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Very nice captures of the two owls Jayne, they are so beautiful. I've seen more shorties than barnies over the last few years. Off to the Wirral tomorrow so will visit Denhall Quay and see if the SEO's are showing as it looks good weather with no wind. Just happy to get out for a walk on a dry day with the promise of sunshine lol Walked 4 miles today and it was raining most of the time so didn't bother to take a camera !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Beautifully captured, Jayne
  • Fabulous Jayne. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Makes me want to get out more.

    All the best -
    Dave
  • Very nice captures Jayne.

    Jim

    My Pictures

  • Great shots, Jayne. How nice to get two species of owl hunting together. Love the way the sun has just caught the left eye of the Shortie.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • Thanks for the lovely comments everyone ! I hope the SEO's come out closer and earlier for you Nigel -they have been seen hunting early am and I've watched them early afternoon down here, maybe try early morning if you are close to them ?
    Jayne