Short-eared owl



Paper size; 470 x 610mm
Image size: 287 x 490mm
Edition size: 100

This new giclée print is from a recent, original painting; oil on linen, 51cm x 86cm

Short-eared owls can often be seen during the winter hunting over rough grassland and marshes around the British coasts, where milder weather generally keeps the snow at bay. Our resident population is usually boosted in winter by birds escaping the harsher continental weather, particularly from Scandinavia.

They are day-flying owls and one morning I watched this bird quartering a narrow strip of rough grassland by the coast of the Firth of Forth, near my home in southern Scotland. The sun shining through its wings gave it an almost angelic quality and its colours were echoed in the dead grass stems, sculpted into rhythmic patterns by winter winds.

Select from the prints below

  • Findhorn Bay roost
  • Ivory gull
  • Winter moorhen
  • Eiders
  • Abernethy
  • Winter fox
  • Long-eared owl
  • Short-eared owl
  • Beachcombers
  • Robins & Chats Cover Painting
  • Dunlin and wormcasts
  • Sandpiper Flight
  • Spring Dunlin
  • Beachcombers
  • Snow Bunting
  • King surfers
  • Returning home
  • Waiting for Breakfast
  • Black-throated diver
  • Summer Light
  • ‘Sleeping it off’
  • Pig & Wagtail
  • Hawfinches & Winter Thrushes
  • Eyes left
  • Duel at Dawn
  • End of the day
  • Turnstone
  • Run-off

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