Eagle-eyed photographer snaps an OWL hiding in a pile of sticks – so can YOU spot the elusive bird?

Twoos that? Eagle-eyed photographer snaps an OWL hiding in a pile of sticks – so can YOU spot the elusive bird?

  • Jim, 63, spotted the creature as he travelled back to his home in Foolow in the Peak District, Derbyshire
  • He had seen the bird on previous occasions but said that noticing her had become increasingly difficult
  • The owl, which Jim named Millie, has five or six favourite perches in the area but this is the most discrete

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An eagle-eyed wildlife photographer spotted the elusive bird hiding in a pile of sticks – but can you see it?

Jim, 63, spotted the owl as he travelled back to his home in Foolow in the Peak District, Derbyshire, on Wednesday morning.

He had seen the bird, which he named Millie, on several previous occasions but said that noticing her had become increasingly difficult in recent weeks.  

He added: ‘On my journey home each morning back from the moors after taking shots of stags and red deer, I always make sure to drive up the secluded little lane where she lives.

‘She has five or six favourite perches. She’s often on a post and has got used to me driving by and will happily stay on the post to take a shot.

‘But she’s recently decided this pile of sticks is a far more discrete place to sit and watch.’

An eagle-eyed wildlife photographer spotted the elusive bird hiding in a pile of sticks – but can you see it?

Jim, 63, spotted the owl as he travelled back to his home in Foolow in the Peak District, Derbyshire, on Wednesday morning

Jim, 63, spotted the owl as he travelled back to his home in Foolow in the Peak District, Derbyshire, on Wednesday morning

He had seen the bird on previous occasions but said that noticing her had become increasingly difficult in recent weeks

He had seen the bird on previous occasions but said that noticing her had become increasingly difficult in recent weeks

Jim said: 'On my journey home each morning back from the moors after taking shots of stags and red deer, I always make sure to drive up the secluded little lane where she lives'

Jim said: ‘On my journey home each morning back from the moors after taking shots of stags and red deer, I always make sure to drive up the secluded little lane where she lives’

He also said: 'She has five or six favourite perches. She's often on a post and has got used to me driving by and will happily stay on the post to take a shot'

He also said: ‘She has five or six favourite perches. She’s often on a post and has got used to me driving by and will happily stay on the post to take a shot’

The owl, which Jim named Millie, has now taken to sitting among a pile of sticks and logs where she can sit and watch for prey

The owl, which Jim named Millie, has now taken to sitting among a pile of sticks and logs where she can sit and watch for prey

With its brown and white feathers it was well camouflaged against its surroundings

With its brown and white feathers it was well camouflaged against its surroundings