|Steve puts the ladder up to fetch the young Tawny's for ringing|
The parent birds were flying just above us sometimes making a very agitated clicking sound. Tawny Owls can be very aggressive and are known to attack even humans around it's nest site so we had to be on our guard.
|the female looking a bit agitated|
Finally the last chick is ringed and I was able to get a quick snap before Steve took them back up the tree and safely into the nest box.
Great experience for myself seeing these beautiful birds up close and to see some real conservation work, even though it was a little hairy sometimes with the parent birds flying so close to us, but it shows what good parents they are.
Below is a short clip of Steve ringing the birds enjoy!!
Big thanks to Steve, Denis and Val hope you enjoyed the tea and the chat afterwards CHEERS.