By Gavin Bickerton-Jones in General Articles, Blogging | 15th February 2019
Excellent stay overnight in a hide in Lincolnshire to use flash on local wildlife. I stayed in it from 4PM to 9 AM overnight and played a waiting game with some flashes set up. Not long after dark the Tawny Owls started hooting all around, and one flashed past the post at about 10 PM.
Then y ou could here a noise like a baby crying coming from the pond, a young Otter calling to its mum that it wanted fish, and then there it was, adult Otter fishing in the pond for 10mins.
The Heron landed in the pond around midnight which was a surprise, but gave a nice reflection before it went. At about 1.30AM the hooting started again, and a Tawny owl landed on the post for a few seconds, amazing sight.
The otter briefly appeared again not long after, then nothing until at 5.15AM the owl was back with a mouse and devoured it before flying off. In the morning the Kingfisher came in and did some fishing to finish a long session off, very tired but worth it to see some amazing wildlife in action.