Little Owl on Apple Tree
Out on exhibition at the Gallery on the Square, Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3BL From October 30th to December 12th 2021. Please contact the gallery to purchase this piece: 01305 213322.
Little Owls are not native to Britain but have been here since the end of the 19th century. They have adapted well and are not seen as a threat to any other species. They were known as the bird of Athena or owl of Minerva. I have seen quite a few in my local area though not so many as before as they are in decline. I have seen them in quarries and besides rivers locally.