Last week a neighbour knocked on our door to say that this little fellow was sitting on the fence.
The photo is a bit grainy and I've had to tweak it a lot just to get a reasonable view.
It's rare because in the thirty odd years I've lived here we've only seen an owl once.
It may be a Barn Owl and I reckon it's a young one that has only just left the nest and is on passage to better hunting grounds.
If you do want to see lots of owls go to the Yorkshire Dales - you'll find them in abundance.