It was about 20.30 last night and I was driving down Cliff Hollins lane Oakenshaw. I stated to my wife as I was driving slow ‘ Keep a look out for owls ‘ No sooner had I finished the sentence….What’s that in the road?
My first thought was a rabbit. But no it was a juvenile Tawny owl just stood in the road and startled by the headlights. It gave brilliant views for about 3 seconds before flying off into a nearby tree.
Whilst Cliff Hollins lane is just out of our recording area it proves that the species has successfully bred in the local area. And now when I hear a Tawny owl in Raw Nook NR I will wonder is it our young friend from Cliff Hollins lane….