Ural owl

Today, whilst out walking, I finally got the chance to photograph a Ural owl (Strix uralensis). Unfortunately, it kept flying further and further into the bush until hundreds of branches and twigs separated us. I forgot to switch on manual focus so it was a bit of a nightmare with the auto option due to the breeze.

Ural owls are huge birds yet they fly silently and are often out in the daytime. Hopefully at some point I’ll be able to photograph a Great Grey Owl, but I’ve only ever seen a couple here.

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