More than 60 people – including many children – braved a rainy night to join expert Ian McGuire on an Owl Prowl through Wapley Woods. Despite the weather the crowd enjoyed their walk in the damp, spooky darkness, pausing as Ian described various species of owl.
Tape recordings of owls were played, but unfortunately no owls answered back. Ian said that owls generally didn’t like flying in wet weather – “It’s hard to fly and hold an umbrella at the same time!”
Nevertheless the group still met a real live owl because Ian had brought Jaz, a male tawny owl. The children in particular were fascinated to see an owl at close quarters.
Check out Ian’s website on www.wildowl.net for lots of interesting photos.
The Hawk and Owl Trust site on www.hawkandowl.org is also fascinating.
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