SEE VIDEO: Crowds flock to owl perching in King’s Lynn tree

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There’s been a bit of a hoot in Lynn today as a tawny owl took up residence in a tree in the heart of the town.

The bird has been on its perch near Boots since early this morning and has attracted quite a crowd of onlookers keen to catch a glimpse.

Wildlife photographer Chris Harrison, who supplied these pictures, said: “He may well have flown in after a night’s hunt for some shut eye.

“However, what he didn’t bank on was an array of onlookers delighted see such a rarity within an urban area.”

Our video shows the owl on his perch, trying to take some rest in the afternoon warmth.