I decided to have a go and set up my Canon 450D with Tamron 70-300mm lens around 11pm so that I did not have to fiddle with it at 3am.
So when my alarm went off at 3am again there was a small voice in my head saying - "do you really want to get up at this time?"
I went downstairs even Basil Dog did not stir in the kitchen, whilst I negotiated my way around the kitchen table to the back door.
Luckily without causing a scene and making the neighbours alert the local constabulary to the unusal rufflings going on next door. I set up my tripod outside and started to point to the sky. I was so glad to be there the sky had a red hue about it and the moon looked fantastic. I even heard a 3:15am a small tweet tweet from the birds in the hedgerow, and the local tawny owl.
I did have one little oppsie but it still looked really interesting so have included it into this post!