02 April 2012

Clear Blue Skies and Stunning Birds of Prey

I don't think I have ever had a day of clear blue sky for a bird of prey workshop. Friday, the sun shone from first to last light as we photographed five birds on a farm near Masham, Yorkshire. The habitat on this farm is so varied for photographing captive birds of prey - we have everything: open fields, hedgerows, woodland - and some perfect farm buildings too.
The barns and buildings are just perfect for barn owl and little owl, as are the rusty gates and various farm machinery. Nearby larch woodland made the ideal setting for our long eared owl, and the rural backdrop worked beautifully for the stunning male goshawk.

The next bird of prey photography course will be on Sutton Bank near Thirsk, North Yorkshire. These photography workshops are ideal for gaining skills in wildlife photography.


  1. Wow Mr. Paul, you have got a nice talent for photography. Enjoyed your pictures. I am a teenager an aspire to pursue the wild and shoot some nice pictures. If I am not able to become a professional like you, I still would want to keep wildlife photography as a hobby. It is so good...

    1. Thank you your comments and for following my blog. I hope you continue to enjoy your wildlife photography..

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    1. Cheers Matt. These images are largely down to having such an amazing location to work.