one heard calling at about 11pm
Several individuals heard calling, and no, these were not midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) as the calls clearly came from high up in the trees.
The European Scops Owl (Otus scops), also known as the Eurasian Scops Owl or just Scops Owl, is a small owl. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.