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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by canuckjill, Jun 10, 2010.


  1. canuckjill

    canuckjill PetForums VIP

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    Went to watch my daughter dance at the University today and on the way in we saw these beautiful owls. One looks like a Horned Owl is the other a Snowy Owl or what. They were still sitting there 2 hours later under a window on the Rocky terrain....Jill
     

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  2. KatieW92

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    Ohh they're beautiful!
     
  3. JANICE199

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    Beautiful birds Jill.:D:D
     
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    Not a snowy
     
  5. Paul Dunham

    Paul Dunham PetForums Senior

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    Actually there both Great Horned Owls. One adult and one juvenile with it's fluffy down still showing. These birds can be pretty variable in colour. That's a nice looking adult.
     
  6. canuckjill

    canuckjill PetForums VIP

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    Ahhhh thank you we were wondering, I thought it was a young Horned the o/h wasn't sure if it was a snowy or a young one. They just sat there and watched us our University is built in and across a coulee so much is below ground level and this area although mowed does not get used much...Jill
     
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    canuckjill PetForums VIP

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    Should also say that the Great Horned Owl is our provincial bird.
     
  8. Waterlily

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    They are lovely mate :)
     
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    WOW great pic :)
     
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    Beautiful piccys Jill!!! :thumbup:

    The other night I heard an owl somewhere outside, but none are so brave to sit like that unless they are in captivity!
     
  11. Paul Dunham

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    I remember reading in one of the national newspapers many years ago about a guy who would each evening go to the bottom of his garden to call to a Tawny Owl in the tree. It drove his wife bonkers. A couple of years later she was in in the doctors surgery and was complaining about it in the waiting room when another woman in the waiting room said " my husband does that".

    It turned out both their back gardens backed on to each other and there was no owl. The two guys had just spent the last two years calling to each other at the end of their gardens. One doing "ta twit" noise of the male and the other guy doing the "to woo" sound of the female.
     
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    European Eagle owl [female] and young. [In your picture]

    This is my best subject!

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    Here is 'Ruby'....Ain't she sweet?
    Paol.
     
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    beautiful pic! But as jill is in Canada i expect that its a Great horned owl and young xx
     
  14. wyldeflower

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    Amazing photograph i love it.
     
  15. Paul Dunham

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    Having had a better look at the picture instead of my original cursory glance, I see that they are indeed as you say, Great Horned. Adult and young! that will teach me to be so cocky! I should know better with my experience of wildlife, raptors and many others!
    Paol.
     
  17. Paul Dunham

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    Your welcome. I've done the very same myself. At a glance the the little photo does look very much like two European Eagle owls. But when you blow it up your can see there clearly Great Horned Owls.
     
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