There are a few photos of birds that I have always wanted to get, a Kingfisher on a perch with a fish and a Barn Owl perched in the dark. Last night I was treated to one of my best birding experiences to date when I joined Chidders at an undisclosed site where we hoped for a good show from the Owls. Chidders had already managed some good shots on previous sessions and I hoped I could not only see a Barn Owl at close quarters but maybe get a shot that I had always wanted. Not long after arrival we were soon watching up to 4 Barn Owls perched at close quarters along with 1 Short eared Owl where the views were utterly breathtaking, words cannot describe the feeling I had watching these birds at close range. Chidders sorted out the settings on my camera and I was soon leaning out of the window firing off a few shots. It was a bit of trial and error, many shots not quite working out well but a few come out alright and considering my first attempt, I left very happy with the shots I got and learnt a lot about the settings I need to use. Most of my successful attempts were taken with the Canon f4 300mm lens as often believe it or not, using the 1.4 converter, I was too close! Such a fantastic birding experience and just to see and watch these birds at close range was breathtaking. I can't wait to go back and hopefully improve upon the shots I have already got, I think there is plenty of room for improvement! A massive thanks to Chidders for taking me to the site and giving me one of the best birding moments I have ever had.