Monday, 20 September 2010

Eagle Owls!!

I am sure that most who follow my blogs etc will know that I am as passionate about aviation photography as I am about wildlife imaging.
Lakenheath is a USAF base in Suffolk, its home to the mighty F15E, F15D and F15C Eagles of the 48th Fighter wing and I do spend quite a bit of time there, in fact many of my birding trips to Norfolk can be delayed as I pass the base on route, if something is happening then i'll generally stop for a while.
Its not without its wildlife interests, the grass on the base is home to several pairs of breeding Stone Curlew (I guess they are the best protected from egger's in the UK), there are Buzzards and Hobby in the air over Brandon forest, lots of Pied Wagtails and Muntjac too, occasionally I have seen fleeting glimpses of Little Owl on the fence around the base.
This year though the Little Owls have been more evident but until now have been a bit camera shy, but last week they posed for me and seemed so tame that I was able to show them to other aviation enthusiasts, all of whom had never seen a wild owl before, they all got excited at getting some fine images of the Owls......... and one has just e-mailed to tell me he's bought a fieldguide.... maybe a future RSPB member too! Lots of new images on my Flickr gallery.


Luuuuuua said...

superba serie,felicitarii

Paul Riddle said...

Great Little Owl images Nigel, bravo sir!!!!