at 7 this eve i thought i heard an owl, i thought i heard one in the early hours a few days ago but then thought i'd imagined it because i really wanted to hear one... then this evening it kept hootin, so me & my 4 year old came up to the attic and watched and listened to this owl for 10 minutes! it was too dark to see well but saw him/her shuffle as he/she hooted,staying on the same branch of the 100 year old tree directly outside our house, we live really near city centre, though immediately across from botanical gardens, what a treat! i don't know who was more excited, me or my daughter! does anyone know what type of owl it's likely to be? it looked fairly large& certainly didn't screech!