Isn't this a bit early for a recently fledged Tawny Owl?

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:29

This recently fledged Tawny Owl was spotted flying around Woods Mill today in broad daylight. Not something I have seen before and it also seems very early to me. Has anyone out there known Tawny Owls to fledge by mid April?

2 Response to "Isn't this a bit early for a recently fledged Tawny Owl?"

Anonymous Says:

Hi Graeme,

It appears not too unusual (allowing for a hatch date of c10th March) but perhaps to be expected after such a mild winter http://btoringing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/eggs-well-before-easter.html

Cheers
Kev

Anonymous Says:

Hi Graeme,
I've found Tawnies on eggs in early January over the years, so not too unusual.
All the best,
Paul Marten.

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