The day started off cloudy and a bit cool. It warmed up later but remained overcast, which was probably a bit of good fortune in the end. Mid morning I came across a pair of Lilith Owls perched on a rocky outcrop. I was fortunate enough to sit and watch their behaviour for several hours. It turned out they had a "burrow" and when a noisy helicopter flew overhead they quickly disappeared for a few minutes. When the coast was clear they hopped out onto the rocks again. I am not sure if this is a male/female pair or a parent and an almost fully grown juvenile. One owl has full streaking on the forehead and the other has a bit of a pale spot on the forehead. The images tell the story.
High alert on look-out post
Heading off into the burrow
One bird offers the other a meal but it is not hungry
Some self preening
Two sets of eyes have it all covered
One owl took forty winks
Whilst the other remained alert