I walked into the barn quietly and heard a slight movement and got a quick glimpse of it flying out, having found pellets under the perch i sat in the corner of the barn and waited a few hours. alas nothing,
I left the barn and went in search of a nice landscape and found this brilliant view of the Coquet valley with a lone scots pine in the foreground. I then went search of somemore raptors mainly kestrel or buzzard, but actually found when going along the edge of the field a movement as a bird flew into the tree, a pigeon maybe or a collared dove thats all i thought until at the same level as me two yellow and black staring eyes point directly towards me. A little owl, i reach slowly into my camerabag to find the camera had the short lens on (18-55mm) and quickly had to change to my 300mm i raised my camera to my face and with a quick and swift movement it was gone, i saw it fly off into the distance of the hill and could not find it again, BUT on the plus side my first sighting and picture of a stonechat, so wasn't all bad.
|not to good picture but still managed after ages trying to get a kestrel|