Got in a bit of owl watching on Salisbury Plain this afternoon before the next lockdown.  Was expecting Short Eared Owls, but only saw one of those very briefly and only once it was too dark for photos.  However, this Barn Owl was out and about from 16:00 and did a few loops around the car.

Early start to try and spot Otters on the River Stour this morning.  Didn't see any, but loads of Kingfishers about.

I've been doing a few trips to Salisbury Plain to look for Short Eared Owls the last couple of weeks.  No decent owl sightings yet, but did get a few shots of this nice male Hen Harrier.


Three trips to the New Forest over the last week and on the final attempt, managed to get some photos of the Ring Ouzels.  A bit of a grey day, but some nice close views.

A few photos from last week, spent down on the Somerset Levels.

First up, a few shots of one of the Bearded Tits from the Island Hide at Westhay NNR.  A fair few about, but quite tricky to spot as the wind was always quite strong.

A few more shots from the Island and Tower Hides at Westhay.  Nice to see an Otter pop up briefly.

Large numbers of Cattle Egret about on Tealham and Tadham Moors.

And a few shots from Ham Wall and Shapwick.  Interesting to see Osprey and a few Hobbies still about in late September.