Was my first thought when i saw this Barn Owl hunting in the Druridge Bay area in dismal conditions.
Although the rain had eased a little it was still raining quite heavily and i was slightly taken aback when i saw it. Three days of almost continual driving wind and rain had obviously taken its toll and the Barnie must have seen this as a window of opportunity.
Not great images as the light was awful as you can imagine. The weather is supposed to improve (something i've heard for the last couple of days) so lets hope for all our beautiful owls this time the weathermen are correct.