I just couldn't resist this one: a tawny owl was spotted snoozing inside a hollowed-out tree branch in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, England.
After a hard night terrorising the local vole population, this little owl is trying to catch up on some well-deserved shuteye.
But, snuggling into its cosy hidey-hole, the tawny owl hasn't twigged that its cover has been blown by the fall of autumn leaves. [...] Now, despite its best efforts to blend into the woody background --not to mention keeping its eyes tightly closed, it seems the owl may have to bow to the inevitable and start hunting for a new home.
(Photo: Alban pix)