GREAT GREY OWL


I met this remarkable-looking bird at an owl sanctuary near Bodmin. I saw a sign to the place on my way back from Cornwall to Dorset, and diverted to investigate. I found a large, well-kept enterprise with plenty of birds, visitors and school parties. There was a very informative open-air display of several species that were explained in turn, and which visitors were in most cases permitted to stroke. A very worthwhile diversion that I’d recommend to anyone trekking along the A30 with a bit of time to spare. The place is called THE SCREECH OWL SANCTUARY.

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Many owl species can rotate their necks through 270º or more. This one managed a 180º rotation effortlessly, with its feet in identical positions.Great Grey Owl 5Great Grey Owl 2 Great Grey Owl 6

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4 thoughts on “GREAT GREY OWL

    1. Hi how’s you? back at you! Thanks for visiting Rolling Harbour and for your kind comment. I’m always hesitant to post captive birds not in their natural surroundings. On the other hand one can get some great shots of non-UK raptors etc. And sanctuaries undoubtedly do great work. RH

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