First SEOs of 2016

February 22nd, 2016

Still photographing short-eared owls before they leave for their nesting sites. It is difficult to resist the challenge of getting images of these beautiful birds as they hunt over a rough meadow. One of the images shows the owl’s aggressive behaviour as the lighter bird chases off the dark coloured one out of its hunting area. They do gather in flocks to roast later in the year sometimes joined by long-eared owls.