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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 10th April, 2015)


Everyones favorite The Beautiful Barn Owl.

Photo: David Barker  (Nikon D3000 Tamron 70-300mm lens)
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Comment by: Ken R on 10th April 2015 at 00:40

Great photo David, how do they keep so clean.

Comment by: Ellen on 10th April 2015 at 03:03

Great picture,i love to see owls;-but is he tethered?

Comment by: Mick on 10th April 2015 at 06:50

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.

Comment by: Aubrey on 10th April 2015 at 09:36

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.

Comment by: Giovanni on 10th April 2015 at 09:47

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!

Comment by: David Barker on 10th April 2015 at 10:10

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.

Comment by: tuttle on 10th April 2015 at 11:08

it wouldnt last long in the wild,its captive bred,much better off where it is.

Comment by: Olly Beak on 10th April 2015 at 13:00

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th April 2015 at 13:58

How beautiful! I love owls.

Comment by: Jo on 10th April 2015 at 16:56

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.

Comment by: David Barker on 11th April 2015 at 00:31

Thanks everyone for your comments,more photos of the birds of prey on Wigan World/ communicate/general/easter sunday at Haigh Hall .

Comment by: Giovanni on 11th April 2015 at 11:17

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!

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th April 2015 at 18:11

Yes, Giovanni, I loved Ollie Beak!

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