Tawny Owl in a Tree, Watercolour Illustration

I count myself very lucky to live in the countryside. One of the highlights of Autumn is the screeching and hooting of tawny owls in the dark of the night. Their unique sounds are so funny that I forgive them waking me up as they dispute their territories, sometimes on the roof or a nearby tree. I once saw a tawny owl sitting on a low branch in broad daylight and am always hoping to catch sight of one at dusk.

tawny owl watercolour illustration