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Old September 9th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #21

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Old September 9th, 2015, 08:49 PM   #22

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I'll always remember a wildlife presentation I saw as a kid. The presenter was discussing owls and he said that if you enclosed Beaver stadium and placed a lit candle on the 50 yard line, you could release a mouse anywhere in the stadium and likewise the owl and the owl would be able to find it. They are remarkable creatures.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #23

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Old September 10th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #24

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The Greek goddess Athena with owl:

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I've always liked Great Gray Owls the most. Unfortunately, I live too far south and so I've never seen one.
I saw one migrating some years ago here in southern Sweden. A great bird.
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Owls also have the ability to hover: (quality of this video isn't as good )

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Old September 10th, 2015, 03:52 AM   #27

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Eurasian Eagle-Owl;

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Old September 10th, 2015, 03:55 AM   #28

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Bubo, from the movie Clash of the Titans

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Old September 10th, 2015, 06:17 AM   #30

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Sindane, great addition! I forgot about that lovable little robot owl in that old movie. I loved both the movie, and Bubo, as a kid.

There have been a lot of great posts in here about owls. Truly a fascinating animal. Thanks everyone.

Here is an image of a Barn Owl. It reminds me of the owl on Labyrinth, where David Bowie's character would change into the owl. I wonder if that owl was also a barn owl?

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