Monday, May 19, 2014

Baby owl.........

Steve Blacksmith and myself had a lunchtime wander through a mid-valley woodland today and came across this bundle of fluff on the side of one of the pathways. It remained motionless throughout apart from occasionally re-orientating itself to us as we moved through the wood. 

A quick search for one of it's guardians was soon rewarded with this Tawny Owl way up high in the canopy of a mature Sycamore tree. It was heard calling to it's offspring on one occasion and thankfully didn't have cause to use those razor sharp talons on either of us!

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great shots and a good find. Yes beware of Tawny Owls!!! - the famous pioneer bird photographer Eric Hosking lost an eye to a Tawny Owl when he was at a nest site in Wales - I read about it some time ago in his book 'An Eye for a Bird' !!

charlie streets said...

Indeed Dave, I mentioned Eric's attack to Steve - I think he said wearing a crash helmet was the safest bet :-)