Croston Finney is often a rewarding place to visit in the evening and yesterday was no exception. The lapwings were busy guarding their different fields, whitethroat singing in the hedgerows, yellow hammers on the overhead cables, a kestrel being mobbed, a heron crouched by a ditch, 3 hares each in a different field, a short shower ended with larks soaring to sing the last drops away, a rainbow, 3 pairs of red-legged partridges and the star of the day - a little owl arching its white brows as I nosily stared at it through my bins.
Click on the image to enlarge and get a good view of the little owl. Image used by the kind permission of Richard Spencer - follow the link to his blog.
Little owl in the snow by Phil Kirk of Chorley NATS. Thanks Phil.