Little Owl

Scientific name

Athene noctua

About my breed

Little Owls were introduced to the UK in the 19th century. They can be seen in the day, usually perching on a tree branch, telegraph pole or rock. They are particularly territorial in the breeding season and consequently very vocal, with a wide variety of vocalisations. They are found in a range of habitats but usually do best in areas of mixed farmland. They also seem to favour old orchards and other more open wooded areas, although they are not woodland birds.

About me

Star (left), our female little owl, came to us when her owner sadly died in a motorcycle accident. She is 11 years old but often gets mistaken for a baby. This little owl is a local celebrity and often visits schools and nursing homes due to her placid nature. Star even gets into the spirit of Christmas as you can see!