Whilst driving home last night I decided to take a slight detour and stop off at my site No 34, I've only ever previously heard owls at this site and the last encounter was months ago!
So when I pulled up and observed the area, I wasn't very hopeful of making my first ever sighting as the valley was cloaked in strange hanging mist, see image below.
Unperturbed I drove down and parked up, there was this weird eerie feeling about the place, quite surreal really. The lack of visibility seemed to heighten the senses, after a ten minute wait the silence was shattered, curdling through the gloom came the screech of a Little Owl.
It was coming from the general direction of the old barn, then it appeared!!!! I could just make out the owls ghostly silhouette on the barn roof, brilliant my first ever sighting albeit a pretty dam poor one!
I did manage this single image before it flew off, not good of the owl but it gives a sense of the atmosphere........very spooky!!!