I had been out and about listening for non-existent Quails this evening and on my way home I decided to cut through Shenstone to see if I could perhaps see the Little Owl again. It was a no show but as I was driving past Stanklyn Wood (at approx. 9:50pm) a Tawny Owl flew across in front of me and perched for a few minutes in a tree at the roadside...what a result. It is only the second Tawny that I've managed to see on the patch so needless to say I went home a happy man.
I've got no record photos of this particular Tawny Owl to post on the blog...so here is one I prepared earlier!