Had a quick visit to my local patch on Thursday. One Little Owl was lurking up in the roof of a barn at my Site No.12, and three LOs were out at my Site No.02. For a change, two of these were sat quite closely together. I think that these are both probably well-advanced juveniles, although I'm now finding it confusing as to what is what!
|Little Owl (believed juvenile) - my Site No.02|
I've got four other LO sites on my local patch, all of which have gone quiet, two for more than a year, but I do still check on them from time to time. Whilst checking on one of them on Thursday I was alerted by the loud food-begging of a juvenile Goldfinch atop a clump of thistles. The adult bird was well-hidden for most of the time, but I did get occasional glimpses of a bright red crown.
|Goldfinch (juvenile and adult) - my local patch|
After quietly, and patiently, standing there for a while, the adult did make itself more visible.
|Goldfinch - my local patch|
Thistle doo for now!