Little owl with a vole
Wide spread in Europe , the little owl is small and chunky measuring roughly 21 cm in height.
This small owl was introduced to the UK in the 1.9th century.
It can be seen in the daylight, usually perching on a tree branch, telegraph pole or rock. They will bob their heads up and down when alarmed. In flight it has long, rounded wings, rapid wing beats and flies with a slight undulation.
Breeding Bird Survey data suggest that little owl numbers are declining, with the UK population estimated to be down by 24 per cent between 1995 and 2008
This particular little owl nests in a old unused barn and it very timid, the sex of little owls is unknown without a medical.