My latest delivery from TWOOTZ with the owl logo reminded me of a newsletter which arrived from the British Trust for Ornithology.
I regularly receive the news letters and Press Releases issued by the BTO to spread the word about their concerns and news in the world of ornithology and they have announced a new survey.
The British Trust for Ornithology is launching a new survey to understand how the impact of urbanisation and particularly light pollution is affecting the behaviour of one of our best loved owls – the Tawny Owl
You can help the trust by taking part in their survey – details at https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl/tawny-owl-calling-survey?dm_i=IG4,5UWQV,39PPH0,MWGMQ,1
Knowing where owls are NOT heard is equally important to the survey as knowing where they are in good numbers.
The trust does much valuable work for our feathered friends and the wider the response to their surveys the better our understanding of wildlife problems.
OK, you won’t get many ‘Tawnies’ frequently your feeding stations – although I have had them visiting one of mine looking for the mice that scurry around the bases at dusk picking up whatever the daytime birds have left.