Barn Owl

Tyto alba

The Barn owl is a native to the UK, a little larger than the tawny owl at 36cm from head to tail. It hunts at dusk for small animals such as mice and voles which it swallows whole. It is a protected species, at risk from habitat loss. The Barn owl has a white underside with buff wings, and a white, heart-shaped face. It has exceptional eyesight and hearing for tracking small prey in the grass. At Wildwood you can see our barn owl swooping and soaring during the summer, as he is one of the stars of our bird show.

Wolf Crane