1. Phil-D

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    The warm, dry weather and high vole population has seen this years local Long-eared owls hit a record high for nest sites with at least 14 for around 36 owlets, which is excellent news.

    3 owlets at this site, taken back in June, on a warm but breezy evening..

    D7200, Sigma 150-600c

    1/640th, f6.3, ISO 5000

    All C&C welcome

    [​IMG]Long-eared owlet by Phil D, on Flickr
     
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  2. Dale.

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    What a wonderful opportunity Phil and great to hear they've been successful. Very nicely captured and presented, sharp as needs to be and that glare down the lens makes the image. I hope you get to photograph them on the wing soon.
     
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    I like the way this image shows off the killer eyes in the fluffy juvenile face. These beauties are high class predators out of the egg :)
     
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    Nice to see another successful brood Phil
    Missed spending time with these birds really enjoyed it last year
     
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    Super shot the eyes are stunning
     
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    Brilliant work and great news Phil
     
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    Very nice, the eyes have it! They make it a killer shot!
    TFS
     
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    Jees it's so cool hearing of something that has done well mate !!. All credit Phil shame about the landscape fetish,been nice to have some feet :eek::p.(ok virtual feet :D) I 'm pulling ya leg mate love it. Buddy those eyes the way they are lit,just fab

    thanks buddy lovely to hear of the success and lovely to see you got to them again

    stu
     
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    super Phil I would be chuffed with this
     
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    Thanks Dale

    Thanks Jan, they do have lovely eyes

    Yes, its been a perfect year for the owls Den, not just the LEO's but Shorties and Barnies too, the voles round here have been running around ya feet walking the moors.

    I've not spent owt like as much time on the LEO's year, the pair I took you to last year didn't breed in the same tree this year but there was an extra pair at a site around 5 miles away, maybe/hopefully, it was those that had moved.

    I've been helping out on the local recording side last few months so photography has taken 2nd place but I've been to a lot more nest sites, which I've really enjoyed.

    Thanks Gary

    Thanks Kev

    Thanks John

    Thanks Stu, agree, shame about not being able to see the big fluffy feet ......and yes, you know me too well mate, it would still have been in landscape ;):D

    Thanks Jeff
     
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  11. den

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    Too true Phil...
    I have been watching and bear in mind this is in a very small area the Kestrel,Little Owl and the Barn Owl all bring in field mice and voles with the occassional Shrew..
    Like yourself i have done more watching this year particulary enjoyed watching the Barn Owl raise 4 young and feeding regular,got a few shots tonight for a change though..
     
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