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Pictured: The owl. <br />
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A cute owl can barely hide the excitement in its eyes as it hunts for food from a tree branch.<br />
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The Tengmalm's Owl - typically nocturnal and unsociable - is a rare sight because they usually avoid any human contact.<br />
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However, this one's piercing yellow eyes were unperturbed by photographer Eugenijus Kavaliauskas' presence nearby.<br />
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Sitting within 15 yards of the tree, experienced bird photographer Eugenijus told how it was an 'unusual stroke of luck' to see an owl of this kind so close.<br />
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The 55 year old said: "It was perched on a tree branch and was hunting smaller migrating birds. SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS. <br />
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