We have new tenants! We spotted these two in one of our grain stores and immediately contacted the Tawny Owl experts who came to check them out and confirmed they are happy and settled and can stay where they are.
What names do you suggest for them?
The tawny owl is an owl the size of a wood pigeon. It has a rounded body and head, with a ring of dark feathers around its face surrounding the dark eyes. Tawny owls in the UK are 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. They eat small mammals and rodents, small birds, frogs, fish, insects and worms.