We went for a quiet drive round the lanes on Boxing Day night in the hope of seeing some Tawnies. In the two hours we were out we only heard one Tawny, but did see two excellent Barn Owls instead. Check out the finely feathers tarsi - if you see any Barn Owl pics without these hair-like feathers, the photos are probably of a captive bird.
Off out owling again tonight with Sam. Hope we find some Tawnies this time!