Most owls are not actually nocturnal, most are crepuscular (they hunt at dawn and dusk), and some are even diurnal (active at day). Only about one third of the known species of owl are truly nocturnal.
It's amazing..I love this. Simply..amazing shot. It's beautiful and the owl is in flight, the background colors and the look of the background just add to the vividness of the owl. Great job ^_^ hehe. Such a pretty owl..almost like you could pet the owl even.
great shot, roughly how close were you to this owl and was this one of the owls from a rescue center. I tried again on the weekend to sneak up on the great horned owl but just can't get anywhere near the bird. Just wondering, really beautiful capture
This is one of two wild SEOs that I am working on Shuk. Luckily they are hunting over some waste land on an industrial park and are very approachable. This is taken from the car on the side of the road, distance was about 20 metres
wait.. SEO is short eared owl right? I don't see any ears.. just yesterday I went to a natural history museum and they had a SEO specimen, and it had the tiny little tufts of feathers they call ears...
The tufted ears are normal found on Long eared Owls and a couple of others species. It isn't actually their ears just feather tufts as you said. People think that the tufts are there to break up the outline of the birds head when it is perched in a tree