This was quite the journey making this short eared owl known as a short eared Hootlet in Scotland.
They like to make their nests low to the ground in grasses so my guess is he was guarding his territory. I wanted to be sure his stare translated into that intense warning he was giving my brother, the photographer.
I am particularly happy with my bark on this stump. It took lots of different scraps of greys and browns but I was happy with the results.
Hope you enjoyed this journery constructing this piece with me and watching "Hootlet" come alive.