25 February – A twit twoo who’s who

If you hear a hooting call of “twit-twoo”
it’s not really an owl – it’s actually two.
They’re busy talking – him and her,
back and forth; ask, confer.
Not all owls even make this sound;
when you hear it, it’s Tawnys you’ve found.
Barn Owls prefer to hiss or shriek,
Little Owls yelp, rather than cheep,
Short-eareds have even been known to bark,
Long-eareds whistle to pierce the dark.
And those are all the owls you’ll find
in the British countryside.
So next time you hear a “twit-twoo”
you’ll know what’s what, and who is who!

25 February - A twit twoo who's who