Monday, 17 January 2011

Eagle Owls in the UK!

Eagle Owls are now part of the British countryside. FACT. Although it has caused some arguments and raised eyebrows I personally believe they should be allowed here to stay. The initial argument came about because of a fear that the Eagle Owls would predate other sensitive species like Hen Harriers but this has yet to be proven. Also that they have only been introduced to Britain through escapee falconry birds, but have they? or is one of the largest species of owl in the world capable of making the short flight in bird terms across the English channel from the continent.

Well if this is all new to you or you have seen the odd news article and wanted to know a little bit more about the situation and the history of Eagle Owls in Britain take a look at the paper realised by the BOU.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully they will survive and thrive. In a weird example of symmetry, Barn owls recently established themselves in New Zealand.