Postscript to 'Nite Owl unmasked!'

What do you mean the colours are all wrong in my high-tech computerised recognstruction of Nite Owl's head?

Nite Owl
A brown owl three days ago.

I'll have you know that I pride myself on the scientific accuracy of my reconstructions. Nite Owl's new-found brownness is all down to climate change:

BBC: Owls change colour as climate warms

Tawny owls turn brown to survive in warmer climates, according to scientists in Finland.

Feather colour is hereditary, with grey plumage dominant over brown. But the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that the number of brown owls was increasing.

As winters become milder, the scientists say, grey feathered tawny owls are likely to disappear.

This study indicates that the birds are evolving in response to climate change.

I think you all owe me an apology.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

One comment

  1. Had you superimposed the hair from Peter Tork of the Monkees (ca. 1967), you would have got a bit closer!

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