Owl

Owl 1

Owl 1

This owl was one of many I saw recently at the World of Birds. Most enclosures were open as you walked through, so there were no wires between you and their magnificence.

Owl 2

Owl 2

Owl Eyes!

We had a family friend who played a fun game with my young girls. You close your eyes and put your foreheads together, then shout, “Owl Eyes!” and quickly open your eyes. You see each others eyes, close up, big and merged; just like Owl’s eyes!

Owl 3

Owl 3

You’d think that as you entered each enclosure, all the owls would be instantly visible. However, many times you struggled to see them, and then realised one was sitting right above you, and oh, there were four more over there.

This photo was zoomed in. Imagine the head turned away, or the eye closed, and now spot it!

 

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32 thoughts on “Owl

    1. scifihammy Post author

      They are beautiful. And yes, it’s mostly a wildlife sanctuary, where they take in injured birds of all kinds and care for them for the rest of their lives, if they cannot be released back into the wild.

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      1. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

        It really is – one time, in the middle of the night, what must have been a giant owl hooted right outside our bedroom window. It woke both Choppy and me up, and I have rarely seen Choppy so upset by something. Much barking and craziness ensued.

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  1. pensitivity101

    They’re amazing aren’t they. We had a family of tawny owls visit our garden and sit in the silver birch tree which overlooked the fields. After harvesting, they had plenty of fresh dinner available as the field mice had to find alternative cover.

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        They are at the top of the food chain, but apparently some young owlets can be predated on by other larger owls or birds of prey, or occasionally snakes that climb trees and get in the nest to eat the eggs.

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