Monday, 14 December 2015

Short-eared Owls, Loch Leven

2nd December 2015

I watched three Short-eared Owls patrolling Kirkgate Point at Loch Leven from 2.30pm until 3pm, when the sun disappeared and the temperature dropped.

Stunning aerial displays by the Owls. A couple would interact mid-air, and another was busy dive-bombing a Kestrel, who would fly up to try and see it off.

Here's a few photos I captured:

Sitting in the grass (digiscoped) 
Perching in the afternoon sun (digiscoped)

The perfect photo! I was willing them to fly above the castle

© Karen Hartnell - all images and text may not be reproduced in any way.


waldlaeufer68 said...

Hi Karen, beautiful shots of the owl, where she sits on the tree is particularly beautiful
you and your love merry Christmas and a great New Year
greetings Frank

isa said...

simple , wild , beautiful and awesome

Dian said...

The owl is mysterious is also very amazing . They are a symbol that has a very strong meaning