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The sight of a ghostly Barn Owl quartering a field at dusk is not one that is easily forgotten, but the day-to-day lives of these captivating birds are little known to most people. This book introduces the reader to some of the most fascinating aspects of a remarkable nocturnal existence.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 25th 2011 by New Holland Publishers Ltd
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The beautiful photography of these gorgeous birds saved this book from being a 2. The content was somewhat interesting, but got mired down in too many statistics. I would have liked to known where the photos were taken, since the author discussed barn owls all around the world. Barn owls are quick becoming a favorite.
This book was all about owls. What I learned about the Barn Owl book is that 37% of barn owls only live to be 1 years old. But the rest of that 73% of barn owls will live to be 3 years old. I also learned that owls when they are flying have silent feather. This means that when they are flying or trying to catch their pray there wings don't make noise. This is what makes them such good hunters. Lastly I learned owls have about 10-11 feathers per wing. I liked this book a lot because I love owls a ...more
Beautiful photography and a text that explains with just the right amount of information. Five years ago on a bus journey from Bath to London I saw a barn owl on a fence post in the late dusk. A sight I will never forget.