On my early morning walk today I saw an owl. I've only ever seen them in zoos and places like that. This one flew past me and perched briefly on a branch before flying off again.
It was 6.45am and the sky was only just lighting up, the sun hadn't risen so I only saw the owl in silhouette, but there was no mistaking it for anything else.
I couldn't tell what type of owl it was, but as tawny owls are the most common in Britain, I assume it was that.