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Tawny Owl

Certainly one of the most recognisable sounds in the natural world the tawny owls iconic twit-twoo is more often heard than the bird seen. The resident pair come year round to our ‘wired hide’ and is quite the experience even for non-photographers. The hides LED lighting system run from a 12v solar panel illuminates the whole area - this aids in seeing/focus the owls arrive at the changeable perches and as the owls are coming into a well lit area they pay no attention to the flash* we use to expose the scene.

Some years we find suitable nests for photography. Should we find a nest this year information will be released through the newsletter.

To see if we are currently working with this species see the active hides page.

Available

Year-round

April - May

Habitat

Perched

Bringing up their young

Times

Dusk - Dawn**

7pm onwards

Hide

Wired

Scaffold

* Flashes are available to hire and come with tuition. Reserve a set at time of booking.

** As this species is completely nocturnal we recommend that you remain in the hide until the early hours to be sure you see all of the evenings activity.

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