Hoot you looking at? Amateur photography wakes up in front of the TV… and finds an OWL peering down

December 4, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
The owl that was perched inside the home of Graham Bickers  after he fell asleep in front of the TV

The owl that was perched inside the home of Graham Bickers after he fell asleep in front of the TV

An amateur wildlife photographer couldn’t believe his luck when he woke from a snooze in front of the TV and found an OWL peering down at him.

Graham Bickers, 65, was disturbed in the early hours of the morning by a fluttering of feathers and was stunned to see the tawny owl perched on a curtain rail.

He checked all the windows and doors were shut and realised the dazed bird must have come down the chimney.

The father-of-three dimmed the room lights and turned on the ones in his back garden and guided the owl safely back outside.

Graham, a property developer of Ipswich, Suffolk, said: “I’m an avid amateur photographer of wildlife so seeing this was like winning the lottery.

“It wasn’t in a panic at all, it was very laid back.

“It was clearly falling asleep because of the central heating. I’m just really glad I got a great photo in time.

“I had to use a macro lens as it lets in a lot of light but it meant I didn’t scare the bird with a flash.”

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