25/02/2016 Banks, Southport

Little Owl: After three previous visits and approximately eight hours waiting, the Banks Little Owl finally gave up and came out to get it's pic snapped.
I arrived mid morning but the Owl still wasn't fully awake and was even yawning as it warmed itself in the sun.

The bird was happily perching and beautifully framed by the barn door until a dog walker came out of nowhere and spooked the bird.

The bird eventually reappeared on the roof, not often a dog walker does me a favour, usually they obliviously get in the way and let their dog run amock.

This is probably the most photographed Little Owl in the North West and there are tons are great pictures out there particularly on:



Well worth a look.