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Did you know that the Little Owl was only introduced into Britain as a resident in the last decade of the 19th century after some escaped from the Thrapston home of Lord Lilford? A noted ornithologist, he had a large collection of birds at Lilford Park, from which some Little Owl specimens got out and began to breed. They are now found all over Southern Britain. One of their alternative names here accordingly is Lilford’s Owl.

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