There is one bird of prey that is an instant favourite. The Barn Owl.
It is a privilege and pleasure to see these birds at any time of the year. Over the last twelve months I have found a number of birds locally. Some are very much night hunters and I never see them during the day. Others are a little more confident and will occasionally put in an appearance when the sun is still shining. I have found them to be very difficult to predict. Their patterns of behaviour change almost daily which results in many “wasted” hours hoping for a glimpse of this elegant bird.
When one does come out during the day and hunts within “photographic” range, then all of that “wasted” time becomes irrelevant.