There are predators in the garden! Blackbirds sounding their incessant alarm call alerted me to intruders. I’ve heard owls hooting day and night recently so I guessed that they were nearby. I went to investigate with my camera.
Two tawny owls are sitting in a tree just a few feet from my garden studio. I spotted them about a week ago when the leaves started to fall. They sit close together completely still and snoozing for most of the day. Occasionally they stretch their wings and have a good old feather shake and preen.
This year some Tawny Owls in our country garden have been active during the daytime. I’m not sure why.
We hear them often.
We spotted a fat owl chick fluffy with white down sitting in an oak tree a couple of weeks ago in broad daylight.