tawny owl


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tawny owl

a European owl, Strix aluco, having a reddish-brown or grey plumage, black eyes, and a round head
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TU-whit-tu-whoo: the classic call of the Tawny Owl - though you're more likely to hear the "kew-ick" of a female or the wavering "hooo-hoo" of the male.
STEPPING DOWN: Brown Owl Sandra Bromley, left, county commissioner Debbie Warden, centre, and Tawny Owl Liz Egginton
Tawny owls and their chicks were being measured, tagged and weighed as part of a 30-year conservation programme to increase their population in Kielder Forest.
BIRD lovers are being urged to help save rare tawny owls.
LONDON A grey squirrel shows it is nut camera shy as it poses for a pic at Regent's Park CAIRNGORMS A mountain hare tests the shutter speed of a camera as it dashes through the snow CAMBRIDGESHIRE It's a case of clash photography as these horses go hoof-to-hoof on Wicken Fen INNER HEBRIDES Jaws-dropping image shows a basking shark hoovering up plankton off Coll SUSSEX The sorry tail of a doomed dormouse caught in the beak of a hungry tawny owl HAMPSHIRE An early bird snapper catches the warm image of this horse at Latchmore Bottom
Tawny Owl Jessie was one of the returned birds, while Barn Owls Jason and Jenny have been bought since the theft, on February 19.
A brood of tawny owl chicks, which were about 21-weeks-old, were ringed today with identification tags as part of an ongoing research project at Kielder Forest.
Brownies and guides from the village gave a presentation on the history of the guiding movement and seven new brownies made their promises to their Brown Owl Jenny Allen and Tawny Owl Alison Byrne.
A 20-year-old tawny owl has astonished conservationists by becoming the oldest ever breeding female found in the wild.
GIVEN he was born in west Africa, exposed to nature's wild glory, it's perhaps not surprising that an ordinary day for Alan Humphreys sees him perform all manner of exotic heroics, like dentistry on a chinchilla, saving the life of a tawny owl, or tending to any reptiles that pass before him, yes, including snakes.
The bodies of five barn owls, two buzzards, a tawny owl and a kestrel were found in a search carried out by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland and other animal protection teams.
Margaret Mottram, of the Thurlstone Owl Sanctuary, shows a young tawny owl to Adam and Ben Whitehead, of Golcar.