With or without the twigs, Ural Owl is a great bird !
This Owl has now been christened 'twiggy'.
I'd be happy to see one, let alone photograph it!
Owls are great but I don't see many. This is pretty much the only owl species I ever get to see.
Couldn't you take a weekend trip to see the Fish Owl - it's on your island after all!????
Hi, yes I have been up there before to see it but it is still quite a long way away (too far for a weekend anyway, we don't have Australian concepts of near and far in cramped Japan!).
I think I'd be going back with a pair of secateurs. Still a good shot Stuart.You're right about the Curlew Sand, latest I've ever seen one and while the weather has been mild and there's lots of food in the stubble, I don't expect the bird to stay much longer.
I have a feeling someone might do a bit of gardening..................not me though!
Cute photo of the Ural Owl..... and I kinda miss those usual common birds too!
Hi Ayuwat, yes even on slow days like these it's nice to have them to photograph..........
Some lovely birds in the snow. I like the twigs framing the Ural Owl. It's a great portrait. We had snow on Friday morning but then the rain washed it away.
It rained here today too actually, winter is a bit late again.
I like the branches personally. It is so refreshing to see a different Owl as the net is saturated with SE and Barn pics here.Always like to see the Varied Tit - it is one smart little bird.
Hey I'd love a SE Owl pic (scarce here) and I've only ever seen one Barn Owl. Ever.