A few days ago, I had the privilege to spend some time in a bird hide in Belgium to observe adult Little Owls feeding a young one. The Little Owl is a small owl with a flat-topped head, a compact body and a short tail. The facial disc is flattened above the eyes giving the bird a frowning expression. The plumage is greyish-brown, spotted, streaked and barred with white. It is usually 22 centimetres in length with a wingspan of 56 centimetres for both sexes and weighs about 180 grams.
Photographer © Karin Van Couwenberg