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Tawny Owls

Tawny Owl

In conversation with a lady who lives in Elmshaw Road abutting the allotments, she is now certain we have a pair of Tawny Owls, staking site 3 as their own territory. She was alerted about a month ago; she heard repeated Kweet calls in the very early mornings. Since then she has heard the classic Twit-Twoo . That call is indicative of Tawny Owls, their very own signature tune.

Its only a guess, but they may be roosting in the Leylandii next to the allotments – tall with dense cover, which is ideal for them to roost in.   I looked on Tuesday with no luck, will let you know if I see anything.  When I next see my neighbour Jim,  I’ll ask him if he hears them at night, as his bedroom is next to the Leylandii ….

With thanks to Bill Young, Site 3

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