Autumn projects

Although there are still amphibians around, the reptiles in the area are long gone now so I need other things to keep me busy through the winter. Many of the birds I photograph also disappear during this period, but one of my favourites, the Tawny owl (Strix aluco) remains in its woodland territory throughout the year. In fact, they are easier to find at this time of year as they are very vocal in order to establish territories. Several pairs live behind my apartment in a densely wooded area and they can be heard quite often at the moment. With some patience wandering around the woods at night you can get good views of them. The Little owls (Athene noctua) are also present all throughout the winter, my area seems to be one of the best in the UK for them!

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

I also paid a visit to the high regions to photograph some Mountain hares (Lepus timidus), only finding 3 individuals which all fled at high speed. Fluffy rascals…

Mountain Hare (C) Matt Wilson

Mountain Hare (C) Matt Wilson

Mountain hare (C) Matt Wilson

Mountain hare (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson

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