Flying Little Owl

Flying Little Owl. Little owls are notoriously difficult to photograph in flight as they give almost no signs that they are about to take off and move at incredible speed. Here the golden evening light really helped my camera’s autofocus to pick up the action just on time. Derbyshire Peak District NP.

Using my car as a mobile hide I am able to get extremely close to this family of little owls by the side of a quiet country lane. Little owls are creatures of habit and typically favour the same perches and routines, so I regularly see them on the same perches.

Flying Little Owl : About Little Owls:

Little Owls were first introduced to the UK in the early 19th century. Of all the owls found in the UK the little owl is the most crepuscular and can often be seen perched in broad daylight. When alarmed they will rapidly bob their heads up and down and rapidly take flight with their long rounded wings.

You can find more information on little owls here.

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Flying Little Owl. Little owls are notoriously difficult to photograph in flight as they give almost no signs that they are about to take off and move at incredible speed. Here the golden evening light really helped my camera's autofocus to pick up the action just on time. Derbyshire Peak District NP.

 

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