Its getting ridiculous, almost every time I have been out owling recently I am finding new sites! Yes it is highly probable it is the juveniles moving away from their natal sites looking to set up their own territories, but never the less they are all still in areas where I have never seen Little Owls before! In my experience the juveniles don't move too far away so in the future the adults and the breeding sites shouldn't be too difficult to locate, with a bit of luck that is!
Last night was no exception to recent events, a nice leisurely walk along the local canal at Kilby Bridge in an area that I have no Little Owl territories..... until last night that is! At around 7.30pm the light was starting to go, as I'd walked a good mile from the car I decided I'd gone far enough and about turned for the return journey. Then totally out of the blue I thought I heard a single Little Owl call? I couldn't be positive, maybe it was a figment of the imagination.... or just wishful thinking!!
Then I heard it again, and again, there was two of them, they where calling to each other along a hedgerow a 100 metres or so into a field from where I stood. After what seemed an aged I finally located one of them sitting high up in a hawthorn bush, sadly it got too dark to locate the second bird but what a result, new site No 125!