I had a few hours to spare last week, so I went up to Marton Mere to see if I could get some clearer shots of the Long eared owls that roost there. The weather was lovely clear blue skies when I set off, but the grey clouds came over quite quickly. Nevertheless two owls were roosting and there was a clearish view through to one, although no better than the last time I went. On the way home I again called in at Newton Marsh to see what was about, lots of Wigeon and an odd Black Tailed Godwit.
The clearest shot I could get, a few minutes later it turned its back on me!
A distant shot of a Kestrel scanning the field below
A pair of Pheasants collecting seed that dropped from the feeders above, and a zoomed in shot of the male, I just love the distinctive colours of the male Pheasant.
The male then hopped up onto one of the wire covered feeders, obviously covered in wire to keep the bigger birds and squirrels off, but it wasnt stopping this one!
After a short stay at Marton, it was homewardbound, calling in at Newton Marsh on the way home. Lots of Wigeon feeding, with the odd Black Tailed Godwit
Once I got home the sun was back out, so grabbed some shots of the Great Tits on the garden feeders, and watched with interest as they checked out the bird box, thats need straightening!