This is the road where I walk Mel.
At first the Little Owl appeared to be asleep, with it's eyes closed,...but as their eyes are light sensitive, I expect...
he was just protecting his eyes from the bright sunlight whilst moving his head from side to side, surveying the land.
I was delighted to have seen this Little Owl, and walked back to the car, with a spring in my step, never dreaming that I would see it again later in the evening.
Americo taking photos of an ant colony,...
and this is his photo.
A male Stonechat
A Whitethroat Warbler.
Another encounter with a Little Owl on our way home. His eyes were wide open this time.
The light was not only fading, and I was on the wrong side of the sun, to get really clear shots of the Little Owl.
Nevertheless I'm still glad I captured these images, and that he stayed long enough for me to get these four shots,...
and then he flew away, and I never saw the Little Owl again,...perhaps next year I will be just as lucky.