It wasn’t just the picture from the fascinating piece of video footage from an Owl nestbox, I came across on Twitter over the weekend, that made this capture catch my attention. We have heard strange noises from our garden but have never seen the Tawny Owls who were confirmed as being the mystery voices at dusk.
@shirlsgw yes, Tawnies make a lot of noise, I understand the warbling is normally close to nest & low volume but hoots etc are loud!
— Gareth Jones (@TigerGaret) February 8, 2014
Please adjust the volume of your speakers before you view Gareth’s short 0.40 second video clip below taken from inside an owl nest box. I ‘m sure you’ll watch it again with the volume up again (as I did) to see the Male Tawny come in the nestbox carrying what looks like a mouse. It gets pretty noisy as the female Tawny follows the male to take the mouse from him. He looks slightly bemused when she leaves – like this has never happened before which I doubt ;-)
Thank-you, TigerGaret for allowing me to share your owl nest box video in a blog post. I’m sure my blog readers will enjoy seeing and hearing it as much as I did :-)
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in February 2014.