Tawny Owl Sculpture


Tawny Owl Sculpture carved in sandstone

Tawny Owl sculpture carved in sandstone

The Tawny Owls here are noisy at the moment.  Their calls are really quite musical, I’m hearing a number of different ‘hoots’, which is not surprising given it is their breeding season.  The familiar hooting of the male has several functions – as a territorial call, a courtship call and also an announcing call when bringing food to the female at the nest site.

I’ve also heard calls during the day – an unusual sound in the bright midday sunshine.  Though it is not unknown for the Tawny Owl to be heard vocalising in daylight hours, it seems the Jay makes a very good imitation owl hoot when it sees an owl!




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