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Sunday, 18 May 2014

If you go down to the woods...

This is what you might find if you're very very lucky!

It's been so exciting this past week as a pair of fledged Tawny Owlets have taken up residence in our small area of woodland - a mix of Oak, Poplar and Hazel which provides a thick high canopy of leaves in which to hide!

Needless to say I'd been out on numerous occasions to get a snapshot of the babies but until this evening without any success at all...

The wait was definitely worth it - so do enjoy!







12 comments:

Anonymous said...

THAT'S SHAMAZING - so pleased for you!! M&D X

Catherine Menist said...

Wow fantastic )) xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow how wonderful :) x x

Anonymous said...

I feel I want to cuddle them. Well done staking them out and getting the pics. Sarah x

Frank said...

Miranda. What a huge treat to have these fluffy youngsters residing in your wood. I hope you manage to follow their growing up progress.

Miranda Bell said...

Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments - it's been very exciting and do hope they continue to reside in the woods for a while. The last time we had owlets was 2 years ago. It would be great if they stay :-) Having said that the other birds aren't too happy at all!!

Sue Garrett said...

How lucky are you!

Miranda Bell said...

Hi Sue- so lucky indeed! I realise that this isn't something you'll get the chance to see often - they're so well hidden - the only way I know they're around is the hullaballoo from all the other birds :-)

Mark In Mayenne said...

Cute or what?

Angie Townsend said...

How lovely - we used to have Tawny owls nesting regularly and displaying the little ones - not been around recently, don't know why ! you are lucky !

Midmarsh John said...

What a lovely photo opportunity.

Miranda Bell said...

Many thanks Mark Angie and John - it's been fabulous having them in the woodland here - they infact disappeared for about 5 days and are back here again. Last night decided to go and watch them - Mum was coming back to feed them whilst they were perched on some fence posts and then as it was almost dark one of the babies landed in a tree - only 2meters from where I was standing - slightly too close for comfort but still quiet amazing to be that close in the wild :-)