Tawny Owl 2
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The tawny owl is an owl the size of a pigeon. It has a rounded body and head, with a ring of dark feathers around its face surrounding the dark eyes. It is mainly reddish brown above and paler underneath. It is a widespread breeding species in England, Wales and Scotland but not found in Ireland. Birds are mainly residents with established pairs probably never leaving their territories. Young birds disperse from breeding grounds in autumn.
Where to see them
The tawny owl is nocturnal so it is often heard calling at night, but much less often seen. In the daytime, you may see one only if you disturb it inadvertently from its roost site in woodland up against a tree trunk or among ivy. Look for pellets below roosting places.
When to see them
All year round.
What they eat
Small mammals and rodents, small birds, frogs, fish, insects and worms.
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A beautiful capture of this beautiful Tawny Owl. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Lovely capture, lack of catchlight is the main drawback in this otherwise good picture.