After about a 1/2 mile or so walk up onto the moorland following other birders (about 50 there at the time) and loaded down with scope, camera and bins, I settled down to watch the Owl from a safe distance (no one wanted to flush the bird). It was a cracker of a bird and I had absolutely stunning views through my scope.
Here I tried to get some photos. The first shot shows how far away I was, this was taken with my 70-300 lens. The other shots are cropped down. Not exactly sharp, but I'm glad I have these as a momento of the day.
I'm afraid the Owl was flushed a couple of times, first by some walkers who just didn't know it was there and secondly by a dog walker who just didn't seem to care (he could see that about 50 odd people were standing back and watching something, but just walked right through us and right past the bird!) Shame for us and the bird!
After watching the Owl for an hour or so, we made our way back to the car via this stunning scenery. Here is my friend Jane leading the way.Me smiling AFTER having seen the bird! (-:That peaty path was getting quite mucky by the time several birders had tromped up and down it!The view looking out to sea near Porthzennor cove. Tomorrow I'll post some photos from the rest of the day spent down in Cornwall.