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Friday, 15 February 2019

Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

The first time I have seen one. Photographed at Old Passage, Bristol, GB.

Sorry, it was well cropped.








38 comments:

  1. Great sighting, Bob. You must have been thrilled. Unlike some other things in life the first sighting of a bird is always the best!

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    1. Yes David, I was honoured by seeing it, pity it was long away.

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  2. OMG--what an atmospheric and beautiful series of images! I so love your work, Bob, and I love how the days and images change with weather, circumstance and chance. Thank you for showing this owl in repose.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, and thanks for that you love my work, I am humbled.

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  3. Fantastic bird. I've seen a couple of times this owl.

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  4. Hola Bob,toda una gran suerte de fotografiar a esta dificil rapaz ver en plena naturaleza,buenas fotos.Un saludo.

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  5. Amazing bird. You were really lucky.

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  6. WHAT a beauty. Seeing it (even from a distance) must have made your day.

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  7. Hi Bob,
    Brilliant, what a wonderful bird to see for the first time, they are such a fascinating bird to watch, they have such beautiful eyes.
    I was watching two on Thursday afternoon but they were much to far away to even think of taking an image.
    Brilliant set of images.
    All the best, John

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  8. Nice captures Bob of a lovely bird.

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    1. Cheers Marc, it could have been a bit closer.

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  9. Hello Bob, congrats on your owl sighting. It is beautiful, great series of photo. Happy weekend!

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  10. My friend Bob,
    This post of yours is so, so interesting and so real. My son says that your look and your hand are magic.
    Warmest greetings my friend.

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  11. Hi Bob, stopping back to say thanks for linking up. I love your owl and your photos. Enjoy your day!

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  12. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Wow, this is incredible, you must have been so excited! Great shots Bob, so gorgeous! Greetings! :-)

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  14. Look at that beautiful face! So happy for you to see one...hope I see some kind of owl this year! It's always my dream! Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. With thanks to Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin' for the ID, I think the hawk is a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  16. Owls are magnificent. Nice job

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  17. These are wonderful shots, Bob. I particularly like the fact that you are showing the bird in its environment. Sometimes it's good to see this, rather than a close-up portrait of the bird. The fact that this was your first makes it even more special, and I'm so pleased that you managed to photograph it so well. I can fully imagine how excited you must be! My very best wishes to you for the week ahead - - - Richard

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    1. Yes Richard, I was thrilled at see one there. Actually, there are three of them. Thanks.

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  18. What a gorgeous looking owl, I liked your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Oh he's beautiful, very great meeting Bob, with very good pictures, well done.

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  20. Bob - congratulations on finding a new bird for your list. And what a bird it is! Gorgeous!

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  21. Hi Bob,
    WOW ! Fantastic Owl ald Beautifully captured!
    Warm greetings,
    Maria

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