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Mabel, still in Christchurch Park

Observed: 19th November 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in BirdsMartincito’s reputation in BirdsMartincito’s reputation in BirdsMartincito’s reputation in Birds
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Delightful!

Thank you for the update, she seems to be enjoying the shafts of sun even though presumably nocturnal. Lovely photo.

Janet
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She is nocturnal as far as I

She is nocturnal as far as I know, but spends her daytimes dozing in one particular tree in the park. I think it is very unusual for an owl to roost in full view like she does. The photo I didn't get was of Mabel, her partner and 2 chicks! She has been famous for some time now... see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082242/What-hoot---Tawny-owls-c... for example and we feel very privileged to have her nearby!