I guess I am a traditionalist and what can be more traditional than a Barn Owl quartering over a British meadow.
I make no apologies for returning to these birds, there are few finer sights and depending on their timetable most evenings you maybe have a half hour window to make the shots if you are lucky before the light disappears.
They are also not stupid, once they know where you are its rarely you get a second chance, a rapid burst of shutter releases to an Owl probably sounds like a machine gun being fired.
It has been an honour for me to share their season with you this year especially after the last two years where the unseasonal bad weather has had such a negative impact on the Barn Owl population.
What a feat to raise four Owlets, the well established vole population this year has contributed to this success for the birds, sometime nature gets it wrong but what a joy when nature gets it right.
The young have now dispersed and I guess the parents are now having a well earned rest, lets hope they continue to occupy their territory next year !