An early morning barn checking session on Sunday came up trumps when I located my 15th different local Barn Owl so far this year. This hen owl (you can tell its a "she" by the heavily speckled breast) was found fast asleep up in the rafters of an old derelict building.
I was very "mouse like" and did my up most not to make a noise and consequently wake her up, a couple of quick images were taken and then I made a hasty retreat leaving her to snooze the day away.
After leaving the owl to sleep I went and checked another nearby building where I erected a box a couple of years ago. There were plenty of owl pellets and poo on the ground so obviously the owl(s) have found it and have been visiting, but my heart sank when a pair of Stock Doves flew from the box..............................enough said about them!!!!