You may remember a post a while back when I was contemplating whether to walk down a certain overgrown footpath but opted to not bother, I didn't fancy getting stung to be fair. I vowed to return once some of the vegetation had died down a little as there had been a promising looking barn...
Well on the way back from work on Saturday I decided to do a bit of a diversion and have a look at the path and see if the vegetation had died down it was only a mile or two out of my way.
|THE ORIGINAL FOOTPATH I HAD VOWED TO RETURN TO ONE DAY|
Having seen the barn on my last visit I'll be honest I was hoping for a Barn Owl. It looked quite a good spot for one.
In the image below I opted to sit in the long grass/set aside on the right hand side of the frame.
|THE BARN WHICH WAS TEMPTING ME BACK|
|" WOT NO SET ASIDE"|
|PLENTY OF PRICKS|
I saw a small blob, a Little Owl, peering at me from a hole in the roof of the barn.
I didn't try for flight shots as it left the barn as the shutter speed was at a low 1/340th so every time it left the barn (five times in the two hours I stayed) I moved myself more central to the opening but not closer.
I got myself a few frames and as the clouds got darker watched the owl fly out and off again and got up and left. I was happy with what I got for today, flight shots were out of the question and I didn't want to overstay my welcome and I rather had a hide with me. I find with Little Owls a slowly,slowly bit at a time approach works better for me and flight shots and definately a hide would be better, that got dusted down when I got home.
The below image is my favourite shot.