Getting photos of the Bittern at Reifel fishing has not been an issue. The bird has certainly cooperated.
The problem is the size of the fish being caught.
They are small and not always that obvious in the photo.
I then headed out to Boundary Bay for the late afternoon/early evening hours. There were a few Short-eared Owls active.
Not long after this photo the owl caught a vole and started eating it down in the grass.
Prior to finishing, the owl moved to another area keeping its prize tucked away underneath. Then it was nap time as the sun started to go down.
Ever vigilant and not wanting to lose its dinner, the owl started vocalizing (a hissing like sound) on the approach of another Short-eared Owl flying overhead.
It did this a few times as other birds approached.
It remained in the grass when I left …
… still being watchful of the other owls and Northern Harriers.