A year with the Little Owls.

A year with the Little Owls.

Well, what can you say about the Little Owl. Of all our resident owl species , this owl has unique character all of its own. The only way to describe them is " comical, charismatic, enchanting, and what I hear a lot - cute !!  You can't help but get drawn into their big yellow eyes and are a favourite amongst photographers and birders alike. In fact I don't know anyone who doesn't like a Little Owl...

The Season of the Short-eared Owl

The Season of the Short-eared Owl

As summer passes into autumn, I wait in anticipation for the arrival of the majestic Short- eared Owl. Living in Central England, resident 'Shorties' are a rare occurrence and the best chance of catching up with one is to await the migrant visitors who make the annual flight over from Scandinavia and Russia. The timing of their arrival varies from season to season. As soon as sightings start to be reported, I eagerly plot their movement as they distribute themselves across the country.