The Eagle Owl

european-eagle-owlThe European Eagle Owl is probably my facourite bird of all time. They’re huge with wingspans of 4-6ft being quite common and weighing up to 10lbs. The European Eagle Owl is large enough to be threatening as a bird of prey, yet somehow still retains the cuteness of smaller owls.

I think it is that kind of dual personality that I find so fascinating about them.

One minute they may be primping and preening their feathers, the next they are back to roosting with that haughty look of superior wisdom.
Tierpark Berlin, Bubo bubo omissus, 252-357

A beautiful bird to watch at rest and a majestic sight to see in flight.

Bubo bubo -British Wildlife Centre, Surrey, England-8a


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