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rehabilitating ernie the wild tanwy owl

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Rehabilitating Eric| Finding a Foster Family This is the story of a rescued tawny owl chick named Eric and how he is fostered by a family of wild owls. Rehabilitating Eric & Ernie | August Almost Time to Leave Home It’s almost time for Eric & Ernie to find territories of their own. In the meantime, they are toughening up alongside their foster siblings in the wild summer storms we’ve been experiencing here in Yorkshire […]

the best nest box for a tawny owl

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Each year tawny owls nest in my garden in boxes built especially for them and over the years I’ve learned what sort of box suits the species best and where to site it. I am often asked how to build a nest box to attract tawny owls and so I hope this post will help answer most questions. Where to site your tawny owl nest box Before you set about building a nest box, you […]

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I’ve been up late most nights finishing off new original paintings for an exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale. It’s been hard to concentrate because of a particularly raucous pair of tawny owls outside. It is ironic since paintings of these birds rank among the ‘natural treasures’ I have on display. Click here for more information about my exhibition: Natural Treasures  Natural Treasures: Noisy Tawny Owls The tawny owls live in the valley below my […]

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Jan & Feb 2019 Update Update: Barn Owls Find Love What’s new on the Barn Owl Nest Camera Read on to follow the story of barn owls as they pair up and find a nest. They’ve even begun to dig a nest scrape inside the nest box . Click here to find out the latest in their story on my March update. And scroll down to see my paintings inspired by these owl studies.   […]

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Enjoy the story of what happened with the tawny owls that live in my garden in 2018. Here I have collated the best clips of tawny owls from cameras hidden inside and outside my nest boxes. I’ve had a pair of tawny owls nesting in a row of sycamore trees in the valley just below my garden for many years now and each year they bring their newly fledged brood to feed from my bird table. But […]

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We have five species of owl living in mainland Britain, but at this time of year you could be forgiven for thinking there is only one. Tawny Owls Hoot Loudest in Autumn Tawny owls make more noise than the other four species put together during October and November. And all this extra shrieking, hooting and ‘kee-wick’- ing is down to one thing: territory. Young birds are reaching maturity and looking for new homes while older […]

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The relentless rain we’ve had this week reminds me of the day I had to rescue two chicks in the valley below my gallery after they got caught out in several days of rain. They had only just fledged and were soaked to the skin, their feathers stuck fast to their tiny bodies so that there was no way they could fly to safety. The wet owlets were in danger of getting perilously cold so […]

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I photographed this tawny owl roosting in its hole on Millington Pastures. It often sits there – a dusting of snow made the picture.As I drove on I spotted another tawny owl closer to the road. It’s so unusual in the daytime to see a tawny owl close up, I thought I had struck gold. But when I focussed my camera the owl’s right eye was clearly badly injured. I tried catching the owl but […]


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