Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Oh me oh my, there's a light in the sky

The dawn sky had its angry eyes on this morning.
The sun rose under the clouds over France.
In the afternoon, one of the Sandwich Bay Short-Eared Owls was hunting between the scrape and the golf course, wafting over the scrub in search of prey.
Occasionally it came to rest on a post, then up it went again, silently quartering the ground, always looking down, swooping and turning effortlessly with its long wings.

10 comments:

cpev said...

Incredible dawn + Shortie = great start to the day.

cpev said...

Except of course the owl was in the afternoon wasn't it? :-)

Adam said...

Great SE Owl footage - missed the dramatic sunrise this morning!

Adam

NW Nature Nut said...

What a beautiful bird, that must have been a treat to see. Thanks for sharing the video and photos. Great sunrise!

Anonymous said...

Great video of the SEO. They show the flight pattern superbly. Perhaps I should get a new movie camera as well.......

Steve

Mary said...

What a sky! If that's France, it looks like someone dropped an A bomb on them! I'm so jealous of your owls! Some day I'm going to find one! Those are wonderful shots and the video shows their behavior so well.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow..what a beautiful sky and owls.. what could be better than that...

Warren Baker said...

Enjoyed the Owls steve. I keep hoping one might stray onto my patch one day!

Kingsdowner said...

Thanks for the comments, all.

There's a nuclear power station over there on the French coast, along with much heavy industry. That's what we'll see if it all goes up.
Grim thought.

Nuclear power? No thanks.

me ann my camera said...

Two great photo opportunities!! I always love a red sky and seldom get a chance to see an Owl. I only need one hand to count the sightings. Great pictures!