December 2016 has been a good month for Short-eared Owl photography on Bartinney Down near St Just, Two of these amazingly photogenic birds have moved onto the down and are currently involved in daily territorial disputes both with each other and a resident pair of Kestrel
|Owl take-off montage|
|Aerial territorial dispute|
Short -eared Owl portrait
In this image an Owl is taking off with a freshly caught vole but is immediately attacked by a fast moving female Kestrel which attempts to snatch the prey.