All images © Peter Garrity

LITTLE OWL

27-07-2017 Green Moor


Probably my last visit with the dome hide on a night with very mixed weather. Heavy rain showers and finally some sunshine which eventually brought the owls out. The two owlets were so tender with each other and some play as well!!






























LITTLE OWL

25-07-2017 - Green Moor

A late afternoon (4.30 - 6.30) visit to the nest site using my dome hide. Carefully set up when Owls were not present and didn't get too close (still had to use 500mm plus 2x TC to get some detail although this meant F8 largest aperture and a slower than preferred shutter. ISO was raised to 800-1250 at times. The sun came out and one owlet in particular used its wings as a parasol. An adult also turned up and sunbathed on a wall to the side of the hide.

























































LITTLE OWL

23-07-2017 - Green Moor

Had an hour camouflaged up leant against a wall circa 40m from the nest site. used the 500 with 2 x TC and waited for the Owlets to appear, which thankfully they did for 20 minutes. So cute, beautiful little fluff balls. I feel responsible for these birds now so keeping a close eye on them. They can fly but not full wing structure yet.

































LITTLE OWL

21-07-2017 Green Moor

Another drive back into the village with Adult using fence posts alongside road to hunt from. Terrible light but dropped shutter down to 1/160th as I was using the 2 x TC on my 500mm. Got to be pleased with the final shot.









LITTLE OWL

19-07-2017 - Green Moor

This time close to the nest site with an adult sat on a stone fence post. Images from car again with the 1000mm combo. Final shot is from behind a dry stone wall, fully camouflaged up, of one of the two owlets. Believe the nest is in a wall or burrow below a large Oak tree.


















LITTLE OWL

18-07-2017 Green Moor

Ever reliable in usual location, also using favoured dead tree as a preening perch. this time using my 500 with 2 x TC, not pin sharp but acceptable.