Garth Peacock
Short-eared Owls

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Catching up with a local rarity

Friday 14th June 2024

Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha

Monday 13th May 2024

Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

Saturday 13th April 2024

Things didn't go to plan

Friday 5th April 2024

Fowlmere RSPB Cambs

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Another trip to Norfolk

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Frampton Marsh (again)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snettisham RSPB

Tuesday 20th February 2024

A new destination for me

Monday 5th February 2024

A change of plan

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Three hours at Grafham Water

Monday 22nd January 2024

A strange week overall.

Friday 19th January 2024

Norfolk Coast

Tuesday 16th January 2024

New Year - where to go?

Monday 8th January 2024

Coton Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Back to Burwell Fen

Saturday 9th December 2023

Short-eared Owls

Monday 4th December 2023

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Monday 4th December 2023

Short-eared Owls are a very enjoyable species to photograph but, having well over 100 photos already, I was not minded to visit the local hot-spot for more photos - that is until I checked my library and realised that I had not taken a shot of one for four years.

So a week ago, I was off to the local site to see if any appeared. First, I called in at one of the hides. Nothing much except for a flock of Wigeon but, I thought, making attractive photos with the reflection from the reeds behind them.

Then on to the Owls. There must have been twenty to thirty photographers there so the four Owls present did not come close. One flew over me but with the sun behind it.

and then some more usual photos but always distant.

So not an exhilerating time - may make a return visit in the not-too-distant future,