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Can you recognize it? The postman photo of the owl, of which social media users say, is "impossible to see"

A postman photo of a little owl has made wildlife lovers scratch their heads – it's almost impossible to spot them even though they're right under their noses.

Dad-of-two Paul Beech hit social media this week as people struggled to hit the little bird against the tree bark.

The 55-year-old had caught the astonishing image of the last snap of birds near his home in Macclesfield, Cheshire, last summer, but he had just discovered he had unintentionally developed a "Spot the Bird" game.

Even Paul admits it was not easy to get the picture because every time the amateur photographer distracted the bird from the eye or shifted positions, it would take him minutes to relocate.

Paul said, "I purposely tried to find the little owl, which is easier said than done, since it lives up to its name and, as you can see in the picture, is hard to spot.

Dad-of-two Paul Beech put social media in the dust this week

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"But I knew someone was in the area, so I persevered and it paid off.

"Every time the bird moves from tree to tree, it would take a few minutes to relocate it, or even if you look away for a minute, you can lose it.

"My first thoughts when I took the picture were," I'm glad I took my long lens with me! "

Even Paul admits it was not easy to get the picture because every time the amateur photographer distracted the bird from the eye or shifted positions, it would take him minutes to relocate

"It certainly caused a stir online – I suspected that I could upload it.

"But it fits in so well that some people even need to know it before they see it, which is amazing when you think it's right in the middle of the picture.

"It just shows how well these birds are adapted to their environment."

There it is!

Many users called the image an example of "camouflage at its finest" and some asked what the price of recognizing the owl was.

One user said, "Wow, incredible, it took me a good minute to see him!"

A bird lover said, "That's why most of us never see them on our walks."

Another wrote: "I am glad that Josh put the marker on, because I had no idea [where the bird was], "

A user added: "[I] I think he is safe as long as he stays silent. "

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