Due to the fact that all my free time recently has being totally occupied with making and erecting Barn Owl boxes I'd started to get Little Owl withdrawal symptoms. So this evening I got out for an hour to "get a fix", my selected site was No 124 over near Willoughby, a site that I haven't visited so far this year!
I parked the Landrover up near the nest tree, got the camera at the ready and waited. After around 30 minutes the light started to fade and the first bird showed itself, it popped straight out of its nest hole and dropped down onto the ground right in front of me. It was obviously totally oblivious of my presence and it wasn't until the shutter on my camera rattled away that it realised I was there.......a very shocked Little Owl!
Needless to say it didn't stay on the ground for long, up and away it went into a nearby tree. I then noticed the second owl had too emerged from the nest hole and was just sitting and staring at me. It posed nicely for a few minutes before it too decided that it wasn't quite sure of me and flew off to join its mate.
Not really a lot else to report from tonight's quick trip out, I'd got "my fix" the Little Owl batteries had been fully re-charge and should keep me going until the weekend?