Monitoring from dawn to dusk

The warmth of the summer comes with longer daylight hours. However, a lot of species are most active during crepuscular hours and so our wildlife monitors follow suit. 

Yesterday, Dr Vince Lea was on a crepuscular evening walk around Westfield on Lark Rise Farm when heard a strange squeaking noise from an oak tree. It was a tawny owl chick, hungry and calling for food from a short distance from it's nest. 

Dr Vince Lea first noticed a tawny owl in a hollow tree throughout the winter and spring months which he reckons may be the nest site. 

Did you know that the owls are able to climb trees before they can fly - this is called 'branching'! 

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