In May we went for an ‘Owl Experience’ at Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre in Lincolnshire. We were booked for one person to ‘experience’ and one person to observe. I was the observer with my camera. Although I am not very proficient at photography I just wanted to capture an owl with personality that I could paint.
We met a selection of different owls from the very small one named Frost – a white faced owl with a huge personality – to the very large Eurasian Eagle Owl. It was a fascinating day – I hadn’t thought about what a large range of owls there are in the world. Throughout the visit we learnt such a lot about the lifestyle and habit of the owls and even saw many of the young that are reared there. Unfortunately I couldn’t make a note of the names of all the owls we saw (lack of organisation on my part) but here are a few of the photos:-
There were also many other owls which flew on different days that we could see in their pens. Of these I managed to photograph a very obliging Tawny Owl who posed for me very nicely.
It was definitely a day to remember and well worth a visit.