Barn Owl - Tyto alba
The Barn Owl is a distinctive bird with a heart shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white under parts.
Open country, along field edges, riverbanks and roadside verges
All year round; during the day, but best at dusk.
They are hunters, feeding on mice, voles and shrews.
Widespread in Britain, but has declined in numbers here over the past 50 years.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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