Snowdrops..Dippers and a Barn Owl

The weather recently has been very much up and down with little settled weather.There have been one or two drier and settled days and I have managed to get out with the camera.I decided to visit the Brock Valley where I hadn't been for a few years to see if I could catch up with some dippers.I began at the car park feeding station where there was plenty of action from the usuals.I have shown a very colourful male pheasant and a nuthatch of which there were numerous.

I then went for a walk downstream to try and find some dippers.No luck with the dippers but the snowdrops were in abundance and were a good sign that Spring was not too far away.What was nice however was a grey wagtail which showed nicely on the riverside rocks.I then went to another stretch of  the River Wyre near Scorton where there was a good chance of dippers.This move paid off and I managed some nice images of this super little bird actively looking for food and providing nice opportunities for the camera.

The last venue of the day was the barn owl location that I have visited many times through the winter months.This visit coincided with some wonderful late afternoon sunshine providing the golden light favoured by photographers.Both barn owls were out hunting and I was able to obtain some very nice images of the owls hunting and posing on perches which I had provided some time ago.It was a wonderful conclusion to an interesting day out and one were I achieved my objective of images of the dippers.Hope you enjoy the images and hopefully I will be back when the latest storm Dennis makes way for some better weather.