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Latin name: Strix aluco
The tawny owl is nocturnal, you can often hear its night calls, but much less often see it during the daytime. You can find one all year round. Its diet consists of small mammals, small birds, frogs, fish, insects and worms.
Did you know?
The hooting of a male tawny owl is frequently used in TV and radio programmes and films to capture the atmosphere of night. It is often wrongly used in Irish dramas because tawny owls haven’t actually occurred in Ireland.
I had to be up before 5am to capture this sunrise, looking out onto the Dalton Heights fields. If you have any Dalton snaps you would like to submit to the website, please leave a comment and get in touch.