Wyke Down Owl Fest

December 12, 2014  •  2 Comments

Last Monday I had an experience that left me so full of joy, I have seen so many great natural things, but when I went up to Wyke Down near to Sixpenny Handley I was blown away.

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On Monday there were 4 and maybe 5 Owls flying around doing their thing hunting for Mice and Voles,. Short Eared OwlShort Eared Owl

It was amazing, being so close to these fantastic birds, on a couple of passes one was probably no more than 10 metres from me, it wasn`t bothered in the least by mine or anyone else`s presence. Short Eared OwlShort Eared Owl

I hope with these pics you can see and be encouraged to go and find these for yourself, if these images makes just one person get into seeing nature it will be wonderful. Short Eared OwlShort Eared Owl Short Eared OwlShort Eared Owl Short Eared OwlShort Eared Owl Short Eared OwlShort Eared Owl

Happy days my next blog will be on the water birds in and around Portland.


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Frank Gardiner(non-registered)
I was with you at the owls that evening, and it was an awesome spectacle... Cold but awesome. Some great captures here mate.
Steve Carey(non-registered)
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