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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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Male tawny owls make this noise to mark their territory and advertise their presence to any nearby females.
In the case of the tawny owl, it's not a mere tutorial but a whole semester
But the remains of tawny owls and kestrels are found near goshawk nests.
Although tawny owls are not an uncommon sight around Southport, their numbers are declining.
However, this musical interlude can be hazardous since it can draw the attention of predators, such as tawny owls, to a bird's location.
TWO baby tawny owls, who were rescued after tumbling from a nest, have adopted a toy as a surrogate mother.
The intake list included 20 tawny owls, seven carrion crows, three sparrowhawks, seven wood pigeon, two jackdaws, two Canada geese, two dunnocks, two starlings, five feral pigeons, two black-black birds, two collared doves, three house martins, 11 herring gulls, a shelduck, kingfisher, woodpecker, blue tit, cormorant, gold-finch, magpie, mallard, rook, guillemot, fulmar, kestrel, black-headed gull, barn owls, pipistrel bats, a vole, a weasel, rabbits, a grey squirrel and 22 hedgehogs.
As dusk descends, you can hear the tu-whit tu-whoo of tawny owls the trees and, by contrast, each morning the robin's song establishing his territory couldn't be more forthright.
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.
He said the owls, mainly tawny owls, were very weak and would not have lived had they been left in the snow for much longer.
My local tawny owls are getting quite vocal at dusk and will continue to call through the winter until March.
He added: "With all the young voles available now, the tawny owls have cashed in on that and the population is doing really well.