Tawny Owl

Scientific name

Strix aluco

About my breed

The Tawny owl is the size of a woodpigeon and commonly found in woodlands. It has a rounded body and head, with a ring of dark feathers around its face surrounding the dark eyes. Tawny owls in the UK are mainly reddish brown above and paler underneath. It is a widespread species in England, Wales and Scotland but not found in Ireland. The Tawny Owl was moved onto the Amber List of Birds of Conservation Concern in 2015 because of concerns that it may have been undergoing a long-term population decline.

About me

Ludo has stolen the hearts of many! This 9 week old little bundle of joy was rescued from the wild and did not have the best start in life. He came from Coniston and was found abandoned by his parents. As soon as we picked him up it became obvious there was something wrong with his neck as his head was hanging upside down! We took him to the vets who did a thorough examination but miraculously found nothing structurally wrong and therefore it was assumed the issue was neurological. We agreed to take in the little fella, not knowing whether he would survive but several weeks later he is doing amazing! Sadly, we cannot return him to the wild as he would not be able to defend himself. He has poor eyesight, struggles with his balance and needs 24 hour care. Having been signed over to The Owl Sanctuary, he is now a permanent member of our family and we love him dearly. He plays, cuddles and just oozes with love and affection. He has met Koko who seems to like him and it is hoped one day Koko will take over looking after him and teach him the ropes!