Little Owl Athene noctua

Little Owl
Little Owl
The Little Owl, despite its scientific name "noctua," is often seen about in the daytime and will hunt by day or night. At some 25 cm length it is about the size of a bulky Mistle Thrush. It lives in the temperate regions of Eurasia and North Africa. Introduced to the UK from continental Europe, it is now a resident breeder.
Little Owl The white eye-brows, smile and collar
Little Owl The back of the head has a V pattern
Little Owl The back and wings are spotted
Little Owl
Little Owl
Little Owl