Tawny owls (Updated)

A couple of nights later, the chicks were again showing quite well. Three of them could be seen in the highest trees (they seem to prefer the higher ones) and the mother was again present feeding them.

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) chick (C) Matt Wilson

For the past couple of evenings I’ve been watching some young Tawny owls (Strix aluco) in my local woodland. The chicks left the nest a few weeks ago and can now fly quite well and are pretty much full size. The mother will continue to feed them over the summer until the autumn when they will have to find their own territories.

Young Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Young Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Young Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Young Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Young Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Young Tawny owl (Strix aluco) (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) habitat (C) Matt Wilson

Tawny owl (Strix aluco) habitat (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson

Corfu 2014 photos online

Had a great time in Corfu and found most of the species on the island despite variable weather conditions. Click the image below for the photos. Sadly the fate of some of Corfu’s few remaining untouched areas are now the subject of a national development scheme in Greece which will have an inevitable and highly destructive impact on the wildlife and ecosystems of the island in the coming years. I was also very annoyed to find a number of locations had all of the rocks, including some very large ones flipped over and not replaced. If you are going to search for reptiles please be decent enough to leave habitats how you found them. Annoying people. 

Cat snake (Telescopus fallax) (C) Matt Wilson

Cat snake (Telescopus fallax) (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson