Barn owl 1

Barn owl 1

Barn owl (tyto alba) hovering, before landing on its prey in local field margin. There are plenty of bank voles and field voles in our local area of Shropshire. It was particularly satisfying to capture this image as there are few opportunities to photograph barn owls out hunting in sufficiently good light in this specific area, surrounded by dark woodland and high hedges. The habitat is not totally conducive to good hunting for barn owls either, with predominantly grazed farmland, although farmers in the local area are good at providing field margins untouched and suitable for voles to nest in.
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Barn owl 1

Barn owl (tyto alba) hovering, before landing on its prey in local field margin. There are plenty of bank voles and field voles in our local area of Shropshire. It was particularly satisfying to capture this image as there are few opportunities to photograph barn owls out hunting in sufficiently good light in this specific area, surrounded by dark woodland and high hedges. The habitat is not totally conducive to good hunting for barn owls either, with predominantly grazed farmland, although farmers in the local area are good at providing field margins untouched and suitable for voles to nest in.
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