This weekend I was looking to photograph a Short-Eared Owl, after researching recent sighting on the internet one of the areas which they have been seen in recently was near to me. Getting up before dawn so I could be in place ready to capture images of these great creatures.
The dawn came and went, and nothing appeared, in fact there was very little signs of life from any creature feathered or not. So, I waited patiently longer into he morning, when the full sun came out it was very apparent that the Owls were not around and were not going to make an appearance.
Not wanting to go home without a shot, I quickly searched areas around me for what had been spotted. A nature reserve only 10 miles away looked like my best chance, so I packed up and moved location.
Within half an hour a Kingfisher came and sat near to me, the sun came out and everything was good in the world. I was disappointed that the Short-Eared Owl did not make an appearance, but was very happy with the shots I did get. Wildlife photography is not an exact science and there will be other days and opportunities.
Never give up on your goals patience and perseverance will always pay off in the end.