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Old September 10th, 2015, 07:18 AM   #31

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That barn owl has a "heart" shaped face, whereas an earlier owl I posted had the round face. Those are the two styles of owl faces that I read about a couple days ago when looking at various owls up in Waco, Texas.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 07:23 AM   #32

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Beautiful image of a Barred Owl:

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Old September 10th, 2015, 08:11 AM   #33

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Owls at close quarters;

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Don't know about other countries, but here in the UK there are a number of falconry centres where it is possible to get hands on flying with owls and hawks.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 09:30 AM   #34

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That would be a wonderful experience. I have not heard of any clubs like that around here, but there may be something similar. The best experience I had was doing that volunteer feeding at night in the raptor sanctuary. There were a lot of owls in the different cabins, recuperating from injuries or illnesses, but there were also some hawks and one cabin had 4 enormous bald eagles in it. That was a crazy experience, being that close to those majestic birds. They are huge as well!
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Old September 11th, 2015, 04:49 AM   #35

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A little bit of trivia, a group of owls is called a "Parliament"

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Old September 11th, 2015, 05:43 AM   #36

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An owl emblem forms the badge of some military intelligence/cryptanalysis branches of the respective defense establishments, comme ca -

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Old September 11th, 2015, 05:57 AM   #37

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That is awesome, a "parliament of owls." That makes complete sense, as well as the military intelligence badge posted by Lucius, as we see owls used to symbolize intelligence or characterized as smart creatures.

A parliament of owls. I love that! Just as good a a mischief of mice.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 06:41 AM   #38

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A Murder of Crows.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #39

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I think it is called a crash of rhinos. Something like that. Some of those terms are just perfect!
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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:16 AM   #40

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Macbeth: SceneII, ActII:

Lady Macbeth

"Hark! Peace! It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman,
Which gives the stern’st good-night. He is about it".
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