Owl haunts in the Midlands

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, with the house refelcting in the River Avon, which runs in front of it

‘We have little owls, barn owls and tawny owls,' says Simon Goodson, warden at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire.

'Little owls are often spotted in the day on dead trees in the park. Tawny owls are more elusive and will be heard and not seen after dusk. There is one that is regularly seen in a hole in a tree if you know where to look. The barn owls nest in boxes on site and are sometimes seen at dusk.’
There are owls to be seen on the Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire, too. ‘We have tawny owls and barn owls. I’ve heard the tawny owls on many occasions, but rarely seen them,' says Nick Hinchliffe, ranger at the estare. 'The reason for this is that they don’t make any sound when flying so it’s easy to miss them.’
You can also look out for little and tawny owls at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.