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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Monday, 26 May 2014

Little Owl [Athene noctua]


This small owl was introduced to the UK in the 19th century. It can be seen in the daylight, usually perching on a tree branch, telegraph pole or rock. It will bob its head up and down when alarmed. In flight it has long, rounded wings, rapid wingbeats 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. [RSPB]

47 comments:

  1. Super shots Bob of a lovely Little Owl.

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  2. A cute little flyer, Bob




    Aloha

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  3. I love these adorable owls. Great shots, Bob!

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    1. They are like your Burrowing Owl, thanks Eileen.

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  4. BOB BONSOIR et bien comment ne pas aimer cette chouette
    c'est tellement chouette je trouve
    je n'en ai jamais vu encore
    bisou

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  5. Hi Bob I left a comment yesterday on your post but it is not there.

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    1. It didn't come to me, it maybe little gremlings. Sorry Margaret.

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  6. Bob, a handsome little fellow for sure!

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  7. BOB coucou le moro est un petit papillon du jour mais tu ne le connais peut être pas
    il ne passe peut être pas par chez toi bisou

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  8. Hola Bob bellas imagenes de este bonito Mochuelo,es una lastima que cada vez se ven menos ejemplares,aqui en España tambien esta disminuyendo su poblacion.Un abr

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  9. This is a very beautiful owl!
    Wonderful shots!Beautifully photographed Bob!!
    Have a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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  10. Adorable!!!.. Love the little owl.. great shots Bob. Congrats..

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  11. There is a huge soft spot in my marshmallow heart for owls. Thank you for brightening my morning.

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    1. Your 'marshmallow heart', your brilliant EC.

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  12. Owls are such a treat.. as are your photos. Double bonus!

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  13. Very sharp images-- love the black background.

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  14. Oh, I love owls.
    Great photo:))

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    1. Yes, I think their being is total.

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  16. Lovely to see these Owl photos. I didn't know they were introduced to Britain so that's good to know.

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  17. Wow. Nice shot. I love the exposure of the owl agains the dark night sky. Very well done.

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  18. Beautiful photos!! Reminds me of our Burrowing Owls.

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  19. Owls! How cute, everyone loves them! Me too! :-)

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  20. What adorable pictures of this lovely creature.

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  21. He is gorgeous, Bob. I love owls. Great shots. Greetings, Joke

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  22. Dos perfectas tomas destacando al búho sobre el fondo negro. Un abrazo,

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  23. A beautiful little bird Bob. That first image is a cracker...[;o)

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    1. They [there are two of them], live inside a broken barn, ah, I thought it would been a Barn Owl.

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  24. Beautiful shots! So sad that the population has been decimated..I hope they can rebound.

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  25. Superbe portrait ! J'adore la première photo !

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  26. It seems real ... is out of the screen;)
    good Tuesday Bob.
    a hug

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  27. Awwww! I just want to kiss the top of it little munchkin head.

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  28. Che bel gufo!!! quando cala la notte da noi si sente un gufo chiamare…abito vicino a un bosco collinare e ci sono tante varietà di uccelli, quelli che vedo io che conosco sono merli, cornacchie, corvi, d'inverno passerotti, rondini, anatre che chiamano anche di notte, e qualche volta un airone cenerino, piccioni, un fagiano oltre a un pappagallo scappato dalla gabbia, dalla mia ; ) e da una del paese…una volta penso di aver visto anche un aquilotto… insomma c'è di tutto! anche una donnola o ermellino…non centra con gli uccelli ma per farti capire che varietà vedo quasi ogni giorno…beh dopo questo lungo testo ti saluto e complimenti per le tue bellissime foto! ciao Cri : )

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  29. Beautiful photos of this little owl, Bob.
    The first picture is my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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  30. How sweet! Love the stare in that first shot.

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  31. What a beautiful little one, Bob!
    The feather patterns are just amazing.

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    1. Yes, it is little, like the Burrowed Owl is from USA.

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