Yippee my weekend started at 6:30 tonight. Four hopefully glorious sunny days...I just need something interesting to photograph. I'm feeling a bit of owlstarvation at the moment and wanted to try a locate an owl Paul Riddle had told me of one he saw in Northants, sadly for me this was just before I cleared off to Jersey, I had a Barn Owl that arrived nearby to where Paul had spotted his so off I went, luckily my work uniform is green and I already had my camera (I always have my camera) so off I went looking. I started off with the fields near to where the Barn Owl I had was and was able to keep an eye on the area where Paul's was, after much waiting and scanning of every tree I could see I got one new Little Owl, 1 pair of Buzzards nest building, a Skylark,plenty of corvids and a Great Spotted Woodpecker pecking away at a hole, sadly no Barn Owl. I took a walk down the lane got loads of passerines mostly Great Tits and headed towards an establish orchard as the field next to it has a massive set aside which looks promising, got a Kestrel and another Little Owl in the orchard, saw another promising location for the Barn Owl but I'm going to have to consult a map for right-aways/public footpaths etc. So even though I didn't see a Barn Owl I remain positive, simply because on the way back to the car I was approached by a "game keeper", he approached me as he thought my lens was a GUN!! and wanted to know what I was doing, we got chatting and he told me had seen a Barn Owl on and off, mostly just as it was getting dark and pointed out where he had seen it...result...of sorts.
Not very good images below of a pheasant fight I got on the way back to the car, the birds the gamekeeper thought I was shooting....well I was...of sorts.