|Poor framing but it was the only flight shot with the whole of the bird in picture|
The light was going but I thought it was worth taking a small detour to see if the Little Owl was visible in its usual tree at Stapleash Farm. For anyone who does not know the location of the usual tree, see my blog of January 2013, but be aware that one of the trees in the picture has now blown down.
This is a bird that really does not like to co-operate. At the first sign of anyone watching it runs along the branch into cover. This time I did not even get to see that, as it was already well concealed when I arrived.
An enjoyable afternoons birding with a few additions to the year list which is ticking along nicely.