Tansy is my Tawny owl and is most commonly found in the British Isles and Europe . Their short broad wings enables them to manoeuvre very easily in wooded areas. They live in forests by rivers, farmlands, parks and in gardens with lots of trees. Their diet in the wild consists of small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and some insects. My owl Tansy has a varied diet of Chicks, mice, quail and small rats. The tawny owl is the typical twit twoo sound and Tansy is very vocal. The females make the high pitched twit sound and the males reply with the twoo and Tansy loves calling in all the males at night and it is a lovely sound to listen to. (better than seagulls).
I have only had Tansy since April 16th 2016 until then she lived with another club member. Tansy first came to our club as a rescue bird, she was originally taken from the wild and kept in appalling conditions in an outside room, our club got to hear about it and rescued her but unfortunately she could no longer go back to the wild, so has been with us ever since. We think she is about 9 years old and in captivity could quite easily live until she's 18. She weights on average 1lb 2-4oz. She has a wing span of around 94cm-105cm and is very impressive when she spreads her wings as you can see.