We are very fortunate to have a lot of mature trees near us plus woodland down in the valley below us. We frequently hear tawny owls calling to each other (the female with the “tee-wit” and the male replying with the “te-woo”) and screeching. Occasionaly I am fortunate enough to see one flying or being mobbed by smaller birds in the day time.

I was therefore very pleasantly suprised when our dog Charlie went a little bit berzerk at dusk leading me up the garden to our oak tree. Fortunately I had a torch and I was able to see this tawny owl. I am amazed that the camera on my phone, along with the torch managed to capture a few shots of it!