A couple of images showing how well these birds can conceal themselves
( in this case seeking a bit of peace on a local nature reserve )
Its mate was even less co-operative - the only view being of part of its back....
Not always easy..... Oh, for the roosts of south eastern Europe !
But it is turning out to be a good winter for Long-eareds in the North East
If you are out looking for these Long-fellas this winter..... - remember, dont go where the Birders go.... they'll be deep in cover there !