The Blow In

It wasn’t just the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs that was carried on the wind this morning. Along with a multitued of Jackdaws, Pigeons and Herring Gulls, (all of which seem to enjoy the strong winds and use the air currents to perform all sorts of incredible maneuvers) a single Short Eared Owl blew past the headland. For all of its size, it looked to be struggling with the gusts. This is the first time I have seen one of these superb birds for years, when I managed to get quite close. They are day feeding Owls and they have been sited on a couple of occasions at Durlston Country Park recently, so fingers crossed I’ll see them again soon.

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About Julian Sawyer

It is easy these days to spend hours processing shots on a computer, removing twigs or imperfections, changing colours to make the shot more pleasing or even adding something that may be missing, but I do not do that. Nature, by its very design, is perfectly imperfect and that is how I want my photographs to be. Sometimes the light is not quite right, sometimes the animal will not pose in the way I want or decides to stay hidden, that is the beauty of wildlife photography and I find it frustratingly magical.

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