COUNTRYSIDE

HAWKING

A private falconry centre based in the

scenic moorland and woodland location

of North Cornwall

MEET OUR BIRDS

Twilight

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

 

At 19 years old Twilight is now retired from our display team but will always have a

home with us. He came to us at 3 years old but had never been trained or flown and

spent much of his time kept in a shed. As you can imagine he was a challenge to begin

with, but soon got the hang of free flying and knows how to get his food in a very

noisy way! Barn owls are seen around the UK and are well known for their screeching

noises, hence the nickname ‘Screech Owl’. They mainly hunt short-tailed voles and

have even been known to catch small bats on the wing.

 

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