In fifteen years at 7 River Drive we never saw or heard a single owl. Wasn’t for lack of trying.
In two years at 10 Windsor we heard a Wood Owl, which was magic. The furthest south I’d heard them before was Zululand.
After seven years at 10 Elston I had heard Wood Owls and caught one glimpse of an owl (?Barn Owl) flying over the house, but TONIGHT I finally saw a Spotted Eagle Owl owl sitting in our dead avocado tree!
Heard him first while I was hanging curtain rails in the cottage. Went out and there he was staring at me. 11pm.