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Owl

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl.

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Little Owl Faced Off with Sheriff's Deputy and Won

Boulder County sheriff's deputy Sophie Berman came across a tiny owl while on duty and got into a staring contest with it while filming it. However the owl eventually decided it was above the game and flew away.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Meet Dingle!

This is Dingle, a trained owl that I had the opportunity to meet at the Ireland School of Falconry at Ashford Castle. Contrary to what most people believe, owls are actually not very intelligent birds, but are capable of hearing the heartbeat of a mouse in the woods below with their tremendous sense of hearing.

Contributed by Brian Reynolds

An owl calling at Prewitt Reservoir in eastern Colorado; sounds like it could be used as a ringtone

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Love this video.

Contributed by Sophie Aroesty

"Being a proud parent of a baby owl doesn't always require wings and feathers, only a big heart"- Abe Luhmann. Thanks to Abe's efforts the baby will be able to venture out on her own in the next 8 to 10 weeks.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Owl Meme

Say no to drugs! This owl didn't. lol

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Owl Cookies

So cute! Definitely looks just like an owl!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

This is what happens when an owl sees a cat. Also did you know that some people keep owls as pets?

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

The amazing photography of Mark Laita

Contributed by Karen Webb

Barred Owl

Contributed by Karen Webb

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