I've been up to Lunt Meadows (North Merseyside) a few times looking for short eared owls, never with much success, but went up yesterday (30th Nov) since I had a free afternoon & good (if bloody cold) weather was forecast. As ever, it's difficult to know where to stand - they've been showing best backlit by the setting sun right at the far end of the reserve, but can be anywhere. As ever, they also tend to appear just as the auto-ISO says "go home". Anyway, here's a few I got yesterday ISO 3200 to 16000 all of them pretty big crops.
It's great to find some properly "wild" animals. This was the first time I'd ever had a good look at SEOs & it was a great half hour after 3.30 until dusk.