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.aspxSee 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 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
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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
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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 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
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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 upbtw: 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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