When I'm out on my birding walks I don't walk particularly fast or make a lot of noise, as I like to use all my senses to notice things. Eyes can pick up any slight movement in the trees or distance and my ears are quite good at picking out the quietest of rustles. If I move too quickly I can can miss something of interest. So I take my time and enjoy the nature that surrounds me. It wasn't intentional, but by doing what I do I got a fantastic view of a Tawny Owl. It wasn't for long, but long enough for me to spot it 30 yards away and to set the camera up.
It didn't see or hear me coming and was quite happy watching the forest before it turned it's head. I managed a couple of pictures before it did.
It heard the camera click and turned to look at me. At first it wasn't sure where the noise had come from, so I managed a few more shots.
It headed off to the safety of the forest not long after. If I had raced through and been a bit louder with my shuffling feet I may have alerted it to my presence before I even got a chance to see it. So high five to me and my stealthy approach to birding. On this occasion it paid off.
Definitely high five to you for your stealth and capturing these images of the Tawny owl; even one in flight! Adam!ReplyDelete
Hello, what a beautiful owl. Awesome photos and a great sighting. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Wonderful action shot!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy you got a couple of shots. Owls are so beautifulReplyDelete
What a pleasant surprise and well done for the stealthy approach.ReplyDelete
What perfect timing! That second shot is so beautifulReplyDelete
So sweet! http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2018/06/lake-bled-slovenia-and-vintgar-gorge.htmlReplyDelete
Wow..I would love just to see an owl here...MichelleReplyDelete