Much better light at Swineham tonight than on my last visit, and I had just turned around to head for home when the Short-Eared Owl, present last week, turned up again. I watched it for the next hour and on a few occasions it came too close for the 400mm lens. It seemed so intent on hunting that at one point it appeared around a corner and literally did a double-take when it saw me. When I first picked it up I was behind a high hedge - the bottom 2 pictures were taken through a 2 ft x 1 ft hole in the hedge.
10 months ago