Owl haunts in the South West

View of windswept long grass and cloudy sky from Windmill Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire

‘We have identified both tawny and barn owls on the estate,' says Darren Mait, ranger at Tyntesfield, Bristol.

'These are mostly heard at night. I have occasionally seen a tawny owl sitting on a fence post around dusk and you can hear them quite regularly.’
Tawny and barn owls also live on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor, where they're joined by the short-eared owl. More barn owls can be seen at Windmill Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire, while South Milton Sands, South Devon, is home to barn owls and little owls.