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Verreaux's Eagle Owls

 

In the grounds of Muncaster Castle, shown below, in Cumbria is the World Owl Trust, home to owls of the world, with over 100 owls from over 50 different species and sub-species, and committed to the conservation of them.

 

The Veraeux's Eagle Owl, Bubo lacteus, is one of the largest owls in the world and comes from sub-Saharan Africa. there are several at Muncaster and seem to be thriving.

 

Muncaster

 

 

 

Verreaux's Eagle Owls

 

In the grounds of Muncaster Castle, shown below, in Cumbria is the World Owl Trust, home to owls of the world, with over 100 owls from over 50 different species and sub-species, and committed to the conservation of them.

 

The Veraeux's Eagle Owl, Bubo lacteus, is one of the largest owls in the world and comes from sub-Saharan Africa. there are several at Muncaster and seem to be thriving.

 

Muncaster

 

 

 

comments (10)

What gorgeous looking birds, and quite disdainful too.
Les Auld: Looking down their nose at the strange creatures pointing cameras at them Ellie, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Oct 2010, 07:56
HA! They look like they own the place, Les!!!
Les Auld: Certainly an air of authority Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2010, 08:29
Fine things but they look a bit sleepy during the day Les
Les Auld: Probably just fed-up with people pointing cameras at them Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2010, 09:05
People pay a lot to see them in the wild.

smile In the thumbnail, I thought they were little men - maybe in one of those re-enactments tongue
Les Auld: And spend a lot of time waiting to see them as well. thanks for the comment Louis.
Ow how beautiful!!! Thanks for the info, I know someone who would be happy to know all that
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Marion, appreciate it.
My favorite birds! I love all the different kinds of owls. Oh, my list of places to visit just gets longer by the day! Lovely capture. (:o)
Les Auld: They were one of my wife's favourites as well Rosalyn, it is a great place to visit. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Oct 2010, 11:47
Good photo of these wonderful birds,they seem to be losing there feathers with them in the tree
Les Auld: Just a bit of the undercoat I think Vintage, thanks for the comment.
What a magnificent pair they look
Les Auld: Very majestic Bill, thanks for the comment.
Lovely birds, they both look very sleepy.
Les Auld: Looking at strange things pointing cameras at yu can do that Brian, thanks for the comment.
They look like a couple of educated chaps Les!
Les Auld: Wise old owls perhaps, thanks for the comment Chris.

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