Every year for the past five years or so swallows return in the spring to nest in our porch.
I took this photo around one hour before two of our three fledgling swallows took flight. As I write this one swallow remains in the nest.
Two nights ago I had the back door open just as it went dark and heard what I thought was someone clearing their throat and inhaling. In fact making these noises was a little owl roosting on our roof. The photo below was taken when the owl moved position to the TV aerial and is unfortunately rather blurred.
Little Owl....the light was poor and without a tripod this was the best I could do....