Getting back to work today prove to be a bit of a chore, Monday's are bad enough to endure after a weekend but after a weeks holiday they are even worse!!! I was over in Ely, Cambridgeshire making some customer calls and whilst driving between two of them guess what I saw????
Did you guess? Oh you know me too well!
Yep that's right, a new Little Owl location, get in there site No 199!
I was casually giving all the roadside barns and shacks the once over as I drove past.......just in case! And then to brighten up my day there one sat on top of a rusty old barn. As ever the camera equipment was in the boot, so after a quick pit stop the kit was out and a record shot was in the can, below.
My clumsy antics flushed the bird, (what an oaf!) but not too far away thankfully, only to the roof of another barn. The car was maneuvered to a more advantageous position where the sun caught the owl perfectly.
I sat there quietly rattling off the shots when hello hello what's this then? A second owl popped its head over the apex.
Next thing they were having a right old squabble
A brief restbite with the arguing, they remembered I was there!
After some good but not too close views one bird flew off across the road, the second owl seemed curious of me and came closer for a better look.
I know these were not Leicestershire owls but I not that fussy, they are still going down on my list. I will try and catch up with them when ever I am working in the area.