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Little Owl

Series of stories about British birds, inspired by their calls and songs. Kate Humble presents the little owl.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Kate Humble presents the little owl. Little owls really are little, about as long as a starling but much stockier with a short tail and rounded wings. If you disturb one it will bound off low over the ground before swinging up onto a telegraph pole or gatepost where it bobs up and down, glaring at you fiercely through large yellow and black eyes. Today, you can hear the yelps of the birds and their musical spring song across the fields and parks of much of England and Wales.

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Mon 29 Oct 2018 05:58

Little owl (Athene noctua)

Webpage image courtesy of Dale Sutton (rspb-images.com).

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