Common swift with a mouthfull
A common swift returning to its nest with a larger than usual prey.
This common swift with its broken primary was a daily sight for several weeks. The missing feather did not seem to hamper its flight ability
A long-eared owl on a cold winter morning. On the shortest day of the year every chans to get some sunshine must be taken
Little owl with newly caught mouse. The stone on which the owl is sitting is located almost directly underneath its nest and is a popular place for the owl to land.
The little owl's favorite position underneath its nest
The little owl is about to take off, heading for its nest that is locate overhead
With a little imagination it almost looks like a smiling mouth under the beak of the little owl. The extra mouth's 'smile' looks a bit scary I think...
Little owl in Extreamdura, Spain
Little owl taking a short walk in front of the hide.
The little owl sitting under its nest looks almost like a stuffed bird when viewed in a photo, but it was very much alive when seen in reality!
A mouse caught just before sunset serves as an evening snack for this little owl.
Great spotted cuckoo
The young great spotted cuckoo disliked my presence, perhaps to a large extent because I scared away the foster parents in the midst of feeding.
Before the little owl can serve the newly captured mouse to its youngster, it must be divided into smaller parts. Perhaps the idea is that it will suffice for the whole family?
The sun has just disappeared below the horizon and the little owl looks more alert than ever before, unlike us photographers who are actually quite tired inside the hide.
A common swift flying by
Swifts are totally adapted to a life in the skies and are amongst the fastest birds. Here, a common swift demonstrates its ability to maneuver at high speeds by doing a sudden change of direction
A common swift flying by.
A common swift on one of its regular high-speed fly-bys