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- Harry Potter had Hedwig as his pet owl but youngsters at a Bolton school went three better when an eagle owl, a tawny owl and a barn owl flew in.
- We did a conducted night drive and spotted many nocturnal small animals, including genet and mongoose, a barn owl up a tree eating a mouse and nightjars sitting on eggs.
- Such a sight is sadly no longer common across Norfolk fields but at Strumpshaw Fen, near Norwich, the barn owl, with its distinctive white heart-shaped face, is breeding again.
- And far from being a nasty raptor, the barn owl is ecologically important for natural rodent control.
- The barn owl was Britain's most common owl in the early 19th century.
- Children were thrilled to be able to stroke a beautiful barn owl, while an enormous eagle owl, a tawny owl, a kestrel and a turkey vulture called George looked on.
- Parasite prevalence and intensity are high in the barn owl with 94% of the nestlings being infested with on average 40 flies per nestling.
- The barn owl's decline in many areas has caused much concern in recent years because of the bird's role in reducing rodent populations.
- Though the barn owl is a most haunting bird, especially when seen hunting low over meadows at dusk, on slow, noiseless wings, it's defenseless against the thundering highways.
- The most prevalent member of this species in North America is the common barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola).
- Especially sensitive to high pitched squeaks and rustles of rodents on the move, some owls - like the barn owl - hunt entirely by ear.
- For species like the barn owl, which can produce a second brood, this will almost certainly prove advantageous.
- The barn owl - a ghostly presence at dusk when it hunts on pale, silent wings - also benefited.
- And from April to September, you can catch a glimpse of a barn owl on the marsh.
- A few years ago, the silent brush of a barn owl's wing sent Trish Nixon reeling from her porch in the still of the night.
- No it ain't a common barn owl - it's a great horned owl, which can grow to massive proportions depending upon the local supply of rats, field mice and rabbits.
- One element is the bird's facial disc, also found in other owls but best developed in the super-eared barn owl.
- When we were out on our patio a few nights ago a barn owl flew in circles over us screeching.
- Among these animals were a barn owl that had been blinded by pesticides and a red-tailed hawk that had been hit by a car.
- This bird is none other than the common barn owl, a bird no bigger than a crow, with an unmistakable heart-shaped, chalky white, phantom-of-the-opera mask.