I had another look at a couple of potential Owl sites this evening, one where I'd heard a Little Owl a few weeks ago.
Evening time is a period of high activity for Pheasants, or cock Pheasants at least, I didn't see a single hen on my look round.
The evening was glorious, all shepherds note they should be delighted. But no owls seen and I didn't hear the Little Owl tonight.
From a distance I saw something at the top of a tree, but when I got there it was a Kestrel. They keep on hunting well into the evening.
One of the joys of March evenings is being serenaded by Blackbirds. They are just about in full song now and carry on singing just about until it is dark.