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Sleet Stops Play!

   

Weather report said that we would get a couple of hours of sun this morning before the rain/snow came, so I was out early as I was trying a remote set-up with my other camera and a wide angle lens to get a 'vole eyed view' of an Owl. All was good when I got there, but after setting everything up I looked across the marsh to see this rainbow and leaden sky and feared the worst. Sure enough, the wind picked up and sleet crashed down as I hurriedly covered up the cameras and shelter them with my body for 10 minutes until it stopped. I set up again as the sun peeped out from behind the clouds and the Owl appeared hunting straight away, then it came down again! The Owl took refuge on a post for a while as they can't hunt in the rain, then flew off back to the farmyard quickly. I gathered everything up again and decided to give it up as a bad job before I got another wet camera, but the potential is there from the test shots I took, hopefully Ill get an Owl filling the frame soon!

Owl takes refuge from the sleet on a post.

 

Wide Angle 'Vole' shot
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