Distant views of a Great Grey Shrike this afternoon at Bransbury Common.  And of course, some more Barn Owls.  One was out hunting when I got there at about 14:00 - apparently he'd been out since midday.  The owl photos are slight better quality than the lot from earlier in the week - light slightly better today.

Popped out to Eyesworth Pond again this morning - this time trynig for Nuthatches.  Some success, using a couple of flashes to compensate for variable natural light.  Quite happy with these three portraits.

You can never have too many Barn Owl photos.  So here are some more of two of the ones at Bransbury Common today.

After trying to find the Mandarins a Eyesworth Pond, I spent a few minutes photographing birds on a log that some bloke had set up and smeared with suet.  Loads of Bluetits, a few Great tits and a Marsh tit.  A few Nuthatches about too, but they didn't really come down to the log.  I will try going back soon with a log of my own design, and try to tempt Nuthatches.

An early start this morning to get to Eyesworth Pond in the New Forest to look for Mandarin Ducks to photo.  A few about, but all hiding away in the shade.  As soon as the sun came out, they all headed off and hid in the undergrowth on the island in the middle of the pond.  But I managed to get a few photos...