Drawing the owl for #doodleadayoct a few days ago reminded me of my mum’s 50th. we surprised her with her very own falconry display in the garden. it was amazing getting to hold the owls and see them up close. this majestic lady was called hazel. a european eagle owl, she was huge 🦉
The claws of one of the largest owls in the world the european eagle owl "bubo bubo". with a powerful grip of upto 300lbs of pressure per square inch. talons over an inch and a half long and with ratchet tendons in there feet meaning once they have hold they don't let go. these birds have some of the most formidable feet in the animal kingdom. #owl#owls#birdsofpray#eagleowl#wings#wingsandthings2015#education#europeaneagleowl
one of the world largest and most widely distributed owl is the powerful european eagle owl, also known as eurasian eagle owl. while it mostly feed on small mammals such as mice and rabbits it has been known to take prey as large as adult foxes and young deers. it is often regarded as the nocturnal equivalent of the golden eagle with which he share some of his range.