Horace the European Eagle Owl
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|The European Eagle Owl was a native of Britain until the latter part of the 19th Century and became extinct here largely as a result of manís persecution. However, in recent times reports of its return have become more frequent, although whether thee owls have migrated here or simply escaped from the large population of eagle owls captive-held in the UK (added to which several fox hunts in the UK have, controversially following the ban on hunting with dogs, begun to use Eagle Owls to catch foxes) - is unclear.|
Eagle Owls are the largest of the owls and their sheer size and aggressive nature makes them the most dominant bird of prey (both nocturnal and diurnal) wherever they are found. Very occasionally they are killed by large Eagles, but more often it is they who prey on other Raptors.
Info from http://www.the-owl-barn.com/bbop/page15/page12/page12.html
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- [2011-07-04 7:15]
Beautiful action shot with perfect back light. TFS.
Lovely back lit wings Pam! The shadow details are good and nice usage of space on the right.