Barn Owl


  • Title:  Barn Owl
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  • Added:  Apr 2, 2024
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  • Filesize:  3.98MB
  • Pixels:  5184x3888
  • Description:  The barn owl is a distinctive bird. Famously hunting on silent wings, they swoop down on their prey unannounced; a soft fringe along the outside of their flight feathers absorbing the noise of their flight. Undisturbed by the sound of their wings flapping, they listen out for the rustling of small mammals in the grass. If you’ve never seen a barn owl before, then winter can be a great time of year to look, as they often extend their hunting hours into daylight to find the extra food they need to get them through the colder months. Barn owls feed almost entirely on small mammals, and as half of their diet is made up of field voles, the best chance of seeing this silent hunter is in areas of rough grassland; a vole's favourite habitat. Like many owls, barn owls find it harder to hunt in windy conditions, so still evenings are best to try to spot them. Scan the sheltered side of fields in the lea of hedgerows for your best chances. If a barn owl is hunting nearby, you may be able to attracting it closer by making a squeaking noise by kissing the back of your hand - the owl may come over to see what’s making the noise. Barn owls don't hoot; they screech. Barn Owls eat their prey whole but cannot digest fur or bone. This is regurgitated in the form of a pellet, then eating, stretching, and defecating.
  • Owner:  Julie Hunt
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License: Royalty Free

Resolution: 5184 x 3888 px ( 17.3" x 13" @ 300 dpi )


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  • Date Created: 2024-03-30 00:00:00