Whilst making my way home this evening Little Owl site No 158 was located in the eastern part of Leicestershire. It was located in between the villages of Great Eastern and Horninghold sitting in a roadside tree.
A very obliging bird that held its ground for a few seconds as I snapped away, the light levels were atrocious but after I'd bumped the ISO up to 1600 I managed this acceptable but "noisy" image.
Not wanted to expose itself for too long it soon disappeared out of sight higher up in the tree, after a wait of a couple of minutes it returned to the same branch, a not so pleasing image to the eye though with that horrid background!
Then to my utter amazement a second bird appeared from nowhere, they seemed very relaxed with my presence and just huddled up together with just the occasional glance around.
It wasn't until I was reviewing the images when I got home that I realised the first owl that disappeared and then returned was in fact two different birds!! Take a look at the head patterns, I'm sure you will agree?