Hilary Chambers has hit the jackpot with these once in a lifetime Little Owl images.
Here's this years Leucistic juvenile with its parent from a private site in deepest darkest County Durham.
and he's off......
You can see more images on Hilarys Flickr photostream or follow her on Twitter at @HillaryChamber 17
Just rewards i'd say, for a Durham Bird Club photographer who for years now has ensured a holistic approach to the subject matter.
Nice work Hilary !