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Owlbut

I live in a field in Essex in England. I am a rather special owl because I have a human friend who is going to share my adventures on my website. Well, he thinks I am sharing his so I let him believe that.

Short-eared owls live all over the world except in Australia and the Antarctic. We are quite rare and are on amber status under the RSPB conservation list.

I have set up this website so that we can all learn things; maybe Richard helped a bit. I hope we're going to have lots of fun together. Scroll down to see how I got my name.

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Richard

Hi. I suppose you could say that I am Owlbut's keeper but he prefers to call me his friend. I'm happy with that. I have been involved in education now for nearly 40 years, longer if you count the time I was at school, and I still learn something new almost every day. I have also written, or contributed to, around a dozen educational books. This is some of the nice things people have said about my work.

In 1994-95 I ran the forerunner of this project when 50 primary schools followed my journey around the coastline of England through weekly, 12 page newsletters accompanied by 6 or 7 photos and yes, I do want to go off yet again and do something similar but with so much more potential. This may be why my grandchildren call me "Crazy Grandad".

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OWLBUT'S ANSWERS

OWLBUT OWL
SHORT EARED
A FIELD
27 JUNE 2011
36 cms
85 cms
300 gms
MUM AND DAD
ENGLAND
SMALL RODENTS
GREEN
SPRING
BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE
BAMBI
SPRINGWATCH
MINE
ME
SCRABBLE
BOWLS
ANY SPIN BOWLER
VOL(E)VO
LEARNING
19
LEARNING IS FOR LIFE AND LIFE IS FOR LEARNING
RICHARD'S ANSWERS

RICHARD ROWLAND
OLD AND CRAZY
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
17 JULY 1949
170 cms
NO WINGS
81,647 gms
MARY AND EDWARD (royal blood)
FRANCE
ICE CREAM
BLUE
AUTUMN
1066 AND ALL THAT
LA VIE EN ROSE
DEATH IN PARADISE
JE VOYAGE - AZNAVOUR
ZAZ
BEZIQUE (CARD GAME)
SKIING AND MOTORSPORT
SIMONA HALEP, TINA MAZE
FERRARI GTO
CREATING SOMETHING
7
THE CURE FOR BOREDOM IS CURIOSITY: THERE IS NO CURE FOR CURIOSITY
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I bet you want to know how I got my name. You see every time I answered a question my little friends would say, “yes, owl but how....” and then ask another question. I thought they were calling me Owlbut. Watch the video to see.

It seemed a nice name and then, one day, I was flying across a field and some children were playing and they kept calling for Owlbut to join in so I knew it must be a real name. Of course now I know they were shouting out to Albert but, anyhow, that's how I got my name and I really like it.

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