Tawny Owl, photographed today.
From the RSPB website; “The tawny owl is nocturnal so it is often heard calling at night, but much less often seen. In the daytime, you may see one only if you disturb it inadvertently from its roost site in woodland up against a tree trunk or among ivy. Look for pellets below roosting places.”
This bird was photographed at around 3pm and one (possibly the same bird) was seen before 11am. They are often heard hooting in the cemetery during the day. You won’t hear their wings, though, as their flight is silent.