Few of us know what goes on after dark, underneath the moon. Sally Coulthard shines a light on the barn owl, one of the most mesmerising and elusive icons of the countryside.
'Fascinating insights... An endearing book for lovers of the barn owl' Daily Mail
'Enjoyable and lyrical... Enhanced by Vanessa Lubach's arresting lino prints' Country Life
'Packs in everything the amateur nature enthusiast would want to know' Yorkshire Life
'This is a gorgeous little book. Delicately crafted, it is full of insights into the natural history of this magnificent bird – why the feathers are so pale, their breeding and eating habits, for example – plus conservation advice. A lovely read' Permaculture Magazine
'In this short, but nonetheless charming volume, the bestselling natural history author Sally Coulthard shines a light on the barn owl, one of the most mesmerising and elusive icons of the countryside. If you want to know how you can help protect this wonderful nocturnal creature, this little book could be just the ticket' The Countryman Magazine
With its heart-shaped face and silent, graceful flight, the barn owl regularly tops the nation's list of favourite birds. But how much do we really know about this sublime tenant of the night?
Here, bestselling author Sally Coulthard shines a light on the barn owl. Full of fascinating insights, conservation advice and the latest research, this affectionate and timely guide also tells the story of a barn owl's early life – from first pip of the shell to leaving the nest – a fascinating time in this captivating creature's journey.