Little Owls in Buckinghamshire
Saturday night came and Rob Cross and I found ourselves once again travelling through the early hours of the morning so we could meet with good friend Neil Neville in Buckinghamshire at 5am. For once we had an uneventful journey and arrived at 4.30am. After a quick coffee at Neil's place we headed off to his Little Owl hide. Neil has dedicated an awful lot of time with these owls and has now built a new hide which can easily accommodate 3 photographers, this hide even boasts padded seats, so real luxury.
The Owls appeared very quickly and we attempted to get some landing/flight shots, this proved extremely difficult for me but still great fun. After a few hours we left the Owls and went for breakfast. Next we headed the short trip to Oxfordshire where we spent a few more hours trying to photograph Red Kites in flight. Once again quite tricky due to the speed these birds can move as they dive but once again great fun and some good results at the end.
The afternoon saw us heading back to the little Owl hide where we continued in our quest to get some more flight/landing shots. The light was quite changeable but the birds played their part well landing on the perches. We carried on until about 8.45pm when we decided to call it a day and make the 4 hour journey home.
Many thanks to Neil and anyone reading this would be well advised to visit his website to make a booking http://www.neilnevillephotography.com/little-owl-hide
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