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2018-44

Week 44! A couple of days ago, I attended a workshop called “Moonlight with owls”. It was really nice, although a bit too dark to take pictures. But I got to see and hold a few owls, they’re such impressive and beautiful birds. Here’s a picture of Bean, a beautiful Bengal eagle-owl (Bubo bengalensis)

16 responses

  1. A beautiful creature and a thrill to be with no doubt.

    November 4, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    • Absolutely! I’ve only seen owls in the wild before, so never been anywhere near them as close as I was now 🙂

      November 4, 2018 at 4:51 PM

      • There is an Owl sanctuary (and other birds of prey) in the next County about an hour or so drive. We have been there a couple of times and it is brilliant to be so close (and get great images). Sad they will never be released but they do breed them and the young will be.

        November 4, 2018 at 5:19 PM

        • I would like to go back and see them in daylight as well 🙂 And take pictures. They’re such beautiful impressive birds!

          November 4, 2018 at 5:53 PM

  2. soft & feathery!
    excepting the hard
    & sharp parts 🙂

    November 4, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    • So true! In this short poem, you capture the essence of the owl 🙂

      November 4, 2018 at 4:53 PM

  3. Must have been a very cool experience!

    November 4, 2018 at 5:10 PM

  4. A most beautiful bird! 🙂 We rarely see owls in our area! Hawks are seen way more often.

    November 4, 2018 at 9:36 PM

    • I can only agree Tom! He’s a real beauty. I’ve seen the European eagle owl before but this Indian was a first. 🙂 I rarely see hawks, the most common bird of prey here I think is the buzzard.

      November 4, 2018 at 9:49 PM

  5. In the wild, owls tend to hide and sleep during the day. Since these are captive, I wonder what the daytime visits would be like?

    November 7, 2018 at 11:50 PM

    • Not all owls are hunting during the night, in fact most of them hunt during the day or at dusk. You can tell from the eye color when they’re active, for example the Great Grey owls and Snowy owls have light eyes, meaning they hunt during the day.

      November 11, 2018 at 6:48 PM

  6. Holding an owl must be an extraordinary feeling – lucky you! Look at those eyes, the feathers…what wonderful creatures they are.

    November 8, 2018 at 7:41 PM

    • They absolutely are, Lynn! 🙂 It was very special and interesting to see things you can’t possibly study in the wild, like e.g. owl’s ears

      November 9, 2018 at 3:12 PM

  7. Hi ( sorry to be late to the party ) – a great shot of a beautiful bird! They are just breathtaking, aren’t they! And to be up that close and have the chance to photograph them is a great thrill – and honour!! Lovely!!

    November 10, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    • Thanks so much John! 🙂 They really are, aren’t they! My only wish is to see them like that again in daylight or at least dusk, because it wasn’t possible to get any good shots in the dark. But the experience was amazing anyway!

      November 11, 2018 at 9:41 AM

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