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.