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The fluffiest Little Owl

A treat this morning, up early and driving the deserted roads high in the hills, we spot a little owl. So small it is almost toy-like, a round ball of fluff, probably fluffed up to keep warm. We have seen them before on early morning starts, generally spotted sitting on a post, a short squat silhouette in the dawn light. Each time I see one I am surprised how small they are, only 8-9in. It is resident here and is the owl we most commonly see. We often hear tawny owls calling at night around the house, sometimes two, rivals, marking out their respective territories.

[photo: Mark Hancox]

[photo: Mark Hancox]

5 to remember
temprano/a – early
el búho – owl
el juguete – toy
la pelusa – fluff
la silueta – silhouette