This evening the choice was between following the Toon or owl hunting at Prestwick Carr - made the correct choice for once.
I had been to PC earlier in the week at dusk hoping to catch sight of the Short-eared Owls, and was not disappointed as two of them flew in front of the car as I approached the cross roads. Then I was privileged to watch three of them for about 45minutes before the light went.
Tonight I arrived a bit earlier hoping that they might appear when there was still some decent light and maybe capture a photo. However with the setting sun I had managed to spot only Buzzard, Kestrel and Roe Deer. The light was just about gone when I spotted the first Short-eared in the North East corner of the field heading my way. Then almost immediately a Barn Owl appeared from the South West Corner into the same area and both went off to the left. So I hot footed it after them and when I turned around there were four Short-eared hunting in the field across the road. A quick look back across the road confirmed the Barn owl was still busy in the other field.
Unfortunately the light lasted only another 10 minutes and I lost sight of them.
No usable pics I'm afraid but a great result! for me, if not for the other lot.