The Monk Bridge Owls and other owls

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Cardiarms
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 11:05 am

They can be seen on prewar photos of Monk Bridge on Whitehall Road but disappeared during or after the war. Where did they go?

I stumbled on this website though:

http://leedsowltrail.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

See the owl detectives page, are there any others we can find?    
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 11:50 am

Owl trivia time Regular Smiley

The twit twoo call is wrongly thought to be the call of one owl.

It's actually "ke-wick" and is the male Tawny Owl calling out for the female, when you hear the ''hoo-hoo-oooo'' it's his lady friend answering back!

Aww bless Wink

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Postby Si » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 11:57 am

You been watching QI again, Phill?
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 12:00 pm

Si wrote:
You been watching QI again, Phill?

No.. I'm lucky enough to live over Gledhow Valley woods, I hear and see them regular, Just out of interest i had a little look on the net to see what they were all about.
I like them Wink
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Postby Si » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 12:04 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Si wrote:
You been watching QI again, Phill?

No.. I'm lucky enough to live over Gledhow Valley woods, I hear and see them regular, Just out of interest i had a little look on the net to see what they were all about.
I like them Wink

Just wondered. They mentioned it on the programme once.
Another QI animal noise fact, is the "knee-deep" call associated with frogs. Apparently, the only frog in the world to make this sound lives in southern California. A recording of them was used in many early Hollywood films, and so the call became a generic sound for frogs everywhere!
    
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 12:16 pm

I've seen thread hijacks in my time but to get from Monk Bridge to Southern Californian frogs in Hollywood films, in four moves, has to be the best! ;-D
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Postby Si » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 12:19 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
I've seen thread hijacks in my time but to get from Monk Bridge to Southern Californian frogs in Hollywood films, in four moves, has to be the best! ;-D

Sorry about that!

I'm now busy looking for owls on Leodis! My apologies!
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 1:08 pm

Si wrote:
Cardiarms wrote:
I've seen thread hijacks in my time but to get from Monk Bridge to Southern Californian frogs in Hollywood films, in four moves, has to be the best! ;-D

Sorry about that!

I'm now busy looking for owls on Leodis! My apologies!

Twas my fault methinks Wink
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Postby chameleon » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 2:24 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
I've seen thread hijacks in my time but to get from Monk Bridge to Southern Californian frogs in Hollywood films, in four moves, has to be the best! ;-D



It's all those interconecting tunnels Phill dug upWink

btw: local Barn Owl on the roof above open Bedroom window at 3am really is a rude awakening!
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Postby Chrism » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 3:23 pm

There used to be an owl (not real) in the Merrion Centre, on the ledge near the old Odeon cinema. I think it was there to scare the pigeons out of the place.
Sit thissen dahn an' tell us abaht it.


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