I heard a cuckoo on the Parc common Llynlloedd farm area of Machynlleth this afternoon. On my return home I saw a tawny owl in the cypress trees in my garden. I was drawn to it by the ranting and raving blackbirds again! I tried to get a decent photo of it but it was concealed and motionless behind some leaves and staring down at me.
Can you believe it! A chaffinch told me something was amiss in the cypress trees later on in the afternoon it was calling continuously so I went to investigate and when I looked up at the 'goosander' box I had erected on one of the trees lo and behold what did I see but the depicted tawny owl chick peering at me from the nest box entrance - pure magic! So the bird I had seen earlier was probably its parent. Tony Cross had given me this next box about 3 0r 4 years ago and I always hoped that a 'tawny' would take up residence.