Tawny Owl

Resident & breeding bird to the reserve, often heard rather than seen.

18/05/61 - First heard

15/05/67 - Nest & young

1980 - 2 pairs recorded throughout the year

??/06/96 - Pair bred. 3 young seen near the reservoir, opposite 'Jim's Field'

??/12/96 - 2 birds roosting in Ivy clad tree at the north end of the reservoir, off the long board-walk

??/01/97 - Single bird still present, roosting in Ivy clad tree a the north end

02/01/98 - Single bird, roosting in favoured Ivy clad tree at the north end

??/09/99 - 4 birds seen (L.M)

29/10/00 - 1 bird seen

16/04/01 - 1 bird

11/11/01 - 1 bird heard

03/03/02 - 1 bird

05/05/02 - 1 bird

05/11/02 - 1 bird heard

03/09/03 - 1 bird heard

24/04/04 - 1 bird

23/05/04 - 1 bird seen

18/06/04 - 1 bird

25/11/05 - 2 birds

10/07/07 - 1 juvenile

25/06/08 - 1 bird flew across the reservoir while I was looking for bats (KGH)

11/11/09 - 2 birds

08/11/10 - Heard

13/11/11 - 1 bird

14/12/11 - 1 pair

18/08/12 - 1 heard

26/09/12 - 2 heard

05/11/12 - 1 heard

2013 - None reported

2014 - 1 heard in April, September and June

2015 - 1 heard on 08/02

2016 - 1 being mobbed at the north end by Blackbirds on 08/06