Owls, Deer, Starlings & Nile Monitors

Some further additions to the wildlife gallery today… I spent this afternoon watching Short-eared Owls in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The Roe Deer was moving at full speed across a field in which 3 Short-eared Owls were hunting. This picture catches the moment it passed one of the perched owls as it watched on. The Starling murmuration was captured on the Somerset levels last weekend. A slow shutter speed was used to capture some motion in the flock as it formed a twisting shape prior to the birds dropping into the reed-bed to roost. Finally, the Nile Monitor was captured in South Africa whilst leaning over a bridge that crosses the Olifants River.

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I took this image of a Starling murmuration yesterday. It shows many thousands of birds as they came in to roost in the reedbed around dusk. Whilst it certainly represents a lot of birds, this was actually only a small fraction of late arrivals. The main flock was a bit ... Read more

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Owls and Lizards

A couple more additions to the wildlife gallery today. The Short-eared Owl was photographed in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, hunting the fields in its winter territory. The Common Green Forest Lizard was found in the Sinharaja rain forest of Sri Lanka. As with the vast majority of images in the gallery, ... Read more

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