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Barn Owl Flight  ( Tyto alba ) by Norfolkimages

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The barn owl is a raptor, a nocturnal bird of prey like other owls. Eagles, falcons and hawks are also raptors, but they live by day. Barn owls like to live in barns; that’s how they got their name. They’ve always adapted to man-made structures like attics, silos, steeples, and, of course, man-made nesting boxes.
BIG WINGS, SILENT FLIGHT
A barn owl is about the size of a small cat, but only weighs a pound. His huge 42" wingspan accommodates slow silent flight – silent due to soft fringe-edged feathers that don’t “swoosh” as they move. Silent flight means curtains for an unsuspecting rodent.

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barn owl, bill pound, bird of prey, flight, hunting, nature, norfolk images, owl, tyto alba, wildlife

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Comments

  • Deborah Durrant
    Deborah Durrantabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Simply stunning!

  • jaffa
    jaffaabout 4 years ago

    another scorcher, lovely shot.

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 4 years ago

    wow this is amazing! perfect details, DoF, and clarity! beautifully captured!

  • Carrie Bonham
    Carrie Bonhamabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    fantastic

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    Just perfect, brilliantly captured!

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 4 years ago

    WOW,………stunning flight shot! The darker background really pops the Owl and the branches on the left bottom side add extra interest! Beautiful work! : )

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image !

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorabout 4 years ago

    That’s a great capture……

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