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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Queensbury Tawny Owl back at roost

                                         Tawny Owl, well hidden

                             Could,nt resist peeping out

               Was,nt easy to find,  Centre of pic


A bright breezy day with several threats of rain which did,nt develop until after dark.
Meadow Pipits and Woodpigeons came over >S in good numbers from first light but fizzled out by 0900hrs.
Just as I,d mentioned about the Queensbury Tawny Owls being seen but not yet returned to their roost on last nights blog the owner of the garden called in at work this morning excited because one had returned.
Lunchtime, after a dog walk up the park, which was all quiet, it was a quick visit to the garden to find the owl. The wind was blowing quite strong although the sun was out so I knew it would be well tucked into the tree to shelter.
After 10 minutes search and rapidly running out of dinner hour I was about to give up when I spotted it tucked in behind the leaves in a near impossible place to get a photograph, especially as the leaves were wafting about in the breeze and the camera was focusing on anything but the bird.
Luckily it edged out slightly to get into the sun so out of about 50 shots I managed to rescue a few.
Hopefully it will be joined with its mate soon and on a calmer ,sunny day I,ll get some better shots.
BS

2 comments:

AndyC said...

Great news

Brian Sumner . said...

I,ll be collecting pellets if you still want them Andy