Tawny Owl

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A few shots of a Tawny Owl taken at the BWC. © [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2017]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and … Continue reading

Tawny Owl

I have never seen a Tawny Owl in the wild and unless you are a keen birder I suspect that would be par for the course for most.  On this occasion, I was standing at a farm gate for nearly two hours photographing red kites in flight when I turned to my left for no particular reason, – by so I discovered this Tawny Owl, only 20ft away,  having a good old nosey at me.  After a few minutes snapping away the Tawny obviously got bored and rapidly disappeared up the tree.  Frustratingly, it was quite late in the day and the light was very poor; as you can see my lens struggled to cope so the shots are slightly blurry and not the best, but still worth taking nonetheless!

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Tawny Owl

Here are a few static shots of Topaz, a tawny owl taken at the Raptor Foundation in Cambridgeshire.  A medium sized owl, the tawny is the most common raptor resident in the UK.

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A Parliament of Owls

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Here are a few shots of the various owls at the Raptor Foundation – prior to this visit I never knew there were so many different species.  They are certainly the most incredible looking birds, and it would be great to see them in … Continue reading