Owl of Athena: Little Owls on roof tops in Athens

Owl of Athena, that is Little Owl (Athene noctua) was one of our target species in our last birding tour. In order to see goddess Athena sacret bird we stayed until sunset at Schinias National Park, one of the best locations for this small species of Owl. Some searching around their regular nesting sites and perching spots (old roof tops, chimneys, etc) and we succeded in finding 3 different individuals. 

Here are some pics from this magnificant bird, symbol of wisdom in Ancient Greece

Owl of Athena, Little Owl (Athenae noctua)
Owl of Athena, Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Little Owl at the roof edge
Little Owl at the roof edge, a typical perching spot

Little Owl in its habitat, stone walls and roof tops
Little Owl in its habitat, stone walls and roof tops