Thursday, 30 June 2011

Shropshire - Little Owl

With Long-eared Owl continuing to evade the Shropshire list this year and Tawny’s long fledged, I chanced a late evening visit to a local site for Little Owls. I was instantly into a youngster staring back at me








Despite all the downy plumage, quite active and capable of hop/flight around the tree...






it wasn’t long before one of the parents got in on the act too.










They were soon joined by another youngster and the other parent, both of whom seemed more camera shy and it was down to individual rather than family portraits!










Interesting poses from the adult (just look at the difference a little bit of sunshine makes).....












The fading light eventually brought an end to proceedings!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely adorable Jim,
    Little owls are beautiful birds,
    Congrats on the wonderful photographs.

    Rgds
    Ian
    Stoke-on-Trent

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