Managed a brief trip out this week in between watching some of the Preston Guild celebrations. The weather has been kind and perfect for the Guild processions. It also favored my brief trip into Bowland to see if there were any adders about.There was a brisk wind in the hills and it was a few degrees cooler than the lowlands. This may have accounted for the lack of snakes. I did however after much searching discover one basking close to where I had previously seen them. It allowed a close and careful approach and I managed some reasonable shots with the close up lens. Later I visited a well known location for spotting little owls and found one basking in the warm afternoon sun.It was wary and flew off to the nearby stone wall where a carrion crow came to have a look also.I returned later for a closer shot as it perched on the window ledge of it's fellside barn. Hope you enjoy my images below and I hope to get back to a more normal routine following the conclusion of Preston Guild celebrations. Thanks for looking in and enjoy the weekend.