The Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) is a stocky, medium-sized owl found in woodlands
across much of the UK (England, Wales and Scotland but not found in Ireland).
It nests typically in a hollow tree where it can protect its eggs and young against potential predators.
This owl is highly territorial. Many young birds starve if they cannot find a vacant territory once
parental care ceases.
This nocturnal bird of prey hunts small mammals, rodents, small fish and birds, insects and worms.
They are non-migratory - rarely leaving their territories.
The parent owls care for young birds for two or three months after they fledge,
but from August to November the juveniles disperse to find a territory of their own to occupy.
Made in the UK from Cedar - so no need to paint or treat and will last up to 40 years outside.
Dimensions approx: 900mm x 420mm x 250mm.
Hatched door to allow for inspection / annual cleaning
Two back plates - with screws and nails included - to enable easy fixing.
Siting and care instructions included