Our new neighbour was a Little Owl(Athene noctua). It measures between 23-27 cms tall and has the habit of perching where it can easily be seen. Well that fitted our owl!
Small with a large, broadly rounded head, long legs and a short tail.
And there he/she sat, and we began to discover that this owl and indeed as it turned out it's partner are raising a family in the space behind the tiles.
Each day I have learnt to listen out for both the parents' cries and that of their offspring! They are good parents, visiting the nest site morning evening and sometimes during the day. They are most active and most noisy at night!
Even in the rain they come to their baby.
One of the parents is guarding the nest from the roof top opposite!
I've tried to photograph the baby but it is really difficult to do so because I do not want to disturb the adults as they fly back and forth with tasty titbit's for it (or them!)
This is the best I could do!
I'll try to keep photographing the site and keep you up with our new neighbours!