Hunting Short-eared Owls

March 1st, 2015

Although this is a quiet time of year for most birds and the weather limits the photographic opportunities it is the best time to see and photograph owls. On a sunny afternoon last Friday several short-eared owls were hunting in the rough grass and I was lucky enough to have one fly relatively close to where I stood. These birds migrate from Scandinavia to southern England in December and head north to breed in late March, so they won’t be around much longer.