Photo-a-Day (Friday, 10th April, 2015)
Photo: David Barker (Nikon D3000 Tamron 70-300mm lens)
Great photo David, how do they keep so clean.
Great picture,i love to see owls;-but is he tethered?
This Beautiful Barn Owl would be more beautiful if it didnt have leather straps tied to its legs and was allowed to fly where ever it wanted.
Lovely bird, lovely photo, but I agree with Mick, it doesn't yet fly free, unless the bird was injured and is being treated, then being released.
Obviously an exhibition bird. I have often been to show-grounds and seen the magnificent birds of prey up-close! Something of a rarity on country walks!
This was taken on easter sunday at Haigh Hall ,the birds of prey display was by Haigh birds of prey CIC.There were lots of stalls and fund raising events for charity.
it wouldnt last long in the wild,its captive bred,much better off where it is.
Oh so true Mick, but unfortunately with being hand reared he or she wouldn't be able to find food to exist, if you remember this sadly happened to those owls that were released by animal rights protestors from their cages at the Haigh Zoo, they were found dead just days later in the plantations and also the Aspull side of Borsdane wood having died a ghastly death from starvation.
How beautiful! I love owls.
Tuttle / Oily are absolutely right. If this is a captive bred owl it would die of starvation in the wild, unless properly introduced again to it. Thanks David, I adore owls.
Thanks everyone for your comments,more photos of the birds of prey on Wigan World/ communicate/general/easter sunday at Haigh Hall .
You must have loved Ollie Beak in the Five O'Clock Club on telly! I remember the Wigan group The Long and Short appearing once!
Yes, Giovanni, I loved Ollie Beak!