This morning my Grandad and I arrived at Holywell at about 11:00, it was a glorious but cool morning. Tree Sparrows could be heard as soon as we got out of the car, and continued to make themselves known as we walked down the track to the hide. Meeting SG in the hide, an enjoyable an hour and half was spent, sightings included, 2 Common Buzzard in their usual North Wood and West hedge haunts, a pair of Pochard, 1 Mute Swan, a pair of Gadwall, 1 Greylag Goose, 100 Lapwing, 1 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 9 Black Headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, a lone Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove and a Grey Heron, as well as the usual feeding station suspects. A skein of 70+ Pink-Footed Geese arrived from the West as we were leaving.
Dropped Grandad off, had some lunch, and made sure UPS had delivered my new toy, then I was off with the plan to photograph some Short-Eared Owls.
On arrival no Owls were to be seen, but it wasn't long before an individual began hunting.
As this bird passed by I could here another screeching from the grass, soon two Owls were out hunting, providing some great views, now and again catching me out as they appeared from behind, over my head. Attracting the attention of a Carrion Crow or two.
There's something about being close to these beautiful birds as they hunt.