I’m not suspicious but when it comes to owls, I’m starting to wonder. Many years ago, when I had a home in Norfolk, I saw three barn owls in a day, having never seen one before. Many believe the owl is a bad omen….
Then there I was at party conference when what should appear on the NatWest Bank stand but Dizzy the Barn Owl, brought by Coda Falconry one of the bank’s customers. As you can see she is a lovely creature and a real showstopper. Pleasingly numbers of this ghostly and graceful bird are rising across the UK.
But then..on the Wednesday I went campaigning in Witney, Oxfordshire with Helen Whately and Jeremy Quin and round the back of a little village called Stonesfield, we bumped into Reuben, an Indian eagle-owl from Chrissie’s Owls a rescue organisation. He was being loaded into a van on his way to visit a school. Again another beautiful animal…I started to wonder…
Then sure enough this morning Helen emailed me with this picture of a juvenile tawny owl that had fallen down her chimney in Kent.
Three owls in three days….