Black and white with a little, hooked bill to catch insects. Always perching on a prominent spot, ready to fly down to the ground.
walking around, scratching in the dirt. Displays a red neck patch and red legs.
As night falls, these birds come out and claim back the streets. They walk around on tall legs. We can hear their plaintive long calls at dusk and dawn.
Spotted Eagle Owl
Silently swoops overhead or sits on the chimneys and roof tops, showing its false ear tufts and calling in 2- or 3-syllable hoots.
These hybrid birds have the look of small parrots that have escaped from someone’s birdcage; this is exactly what happened here!
Also called the rain bird. An unmistakable, large, shy bird often just heard, making a “water bottle” sound.