I have managed a few short trips out during the last few days, mainly to check boxes and on any breeding developments. I now have Little Owls in boxes that have only just started to lay their eggs, others that have chicks and a few in between! I can only assume this wider than normal gap between when these different pairs "got down to business" is a direct influence on the ever changing weather conditions?
As ever I took my trusted camera along with me as being an opportunistic type of chap one never knows what will present itself? I managed to grab a few images at three different sites along the way and to be honest I am quite pleased with some of the results, so I thought I'd share......
Little Owls do have a very cryptic feather pattern and it is amazing just how well they can blend in to all different types of backgrounds, but this guy below was easy enough to spot!
The light direction at times was really not in my favour, but I have added this next shot because I like the post.
Although I couldn't be sure I suspect this pair must have chicks as they were both observed grubbing around on the floor for insects.
Really pleased with this next image, I just managed to get him in flight as he zipped past me.
This particular owl was located on top of an old barn getting a bit of sun.
At one site the male bird was captured landing on one of his favourite perches, I am very pleased with this sequence of images.
I hope you enjoyed this little "gallery" update, hopefully Barn Owls will feature in my next post?
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