Yes I mean No – negative news regarding the Kensington Garden Tawny Owls. Traditionally at this time of year a fresh crop of baby owlets make their appearance... "branching" as the phenomenon is known. There are just a few days when the baby owls are on show, yet the leaves have not fully appeared on the trees to obscure them. The beautiful Spring weather prompted us to take a look, and sure enough we soon found a crown of like-minded London Birders. No luck. We searched all trees but no trace. Misery.
And then as we trudged forlornly out of the park, we received a call from none other than Des McKenzie, the King of Kensington Gardens himself. The birds had been located...
Here is the proof: a dodgy digi-bin on Stephen's iPhone.
And so we headed off for a celebratory ornithological lunch.