There are a pair of Little Owls just on the outskirts of Clitheroe that seem to have set up a territory in some ageing trees on farmland. They have been spotted by quite a few others as they take their strolls in the countryside, with or without their dogs.
An early (5am) start on a clear warm day was in order and with the sun rising over the hazy mass of Pendle Hill we were in situ to catch the first action of the day. Below are a series of largely environmental shots showing one of the pair as it sought it’s first meals of the day. The photos were taken using a 100-400 lens with a 1.4x extender which gives a good degree of pull but isn’t quite enough to capture close-up or portrait images. I will be working on developing this opportunity if I can to try and get a closer viewpoint.