In 2010, the incidence in British tawny owls was 60%, compared to 2—3% in 1996.
As might be expected from a species unwilling or unable to undertake short sea crossings they are entirely absent from Ireland.
Because of the killing instinct, they can tear pillows, blankets etc.
He slides closer to her on the branch, grunting softly and clapping his wings.
The flight of tawny owls is characterized by relatively quick wingbeats and marked agility, maneuvering in and around the trees of their woodland habitat.
They also snatch birds, and occasionally bats, from their roosting perches.