Owls at Dusk

birds, cute, Hoots, nature, Owls

Barn owl Whisper at dusk.JPG

Wow the days are short in winter aren’t they!  Some days it seems to barely get light before the sun goes down again, and with so many outdoor jobs to be done I am often in a rush to get home to feed Whisper, Peanut and Victor before it gets pitch black again.  The starry skies are amazing up here at Castledore, because we have very little light pollution right here, but when it’s dark it is really is…..dark 🙂

Of course the owls don’t mind if it is light or dark when they get fed – they can see far better than I can anytime anyway!

It is very special to be able to be with the owls when it is so dark, especially Whisper my Barn owl.  She really is in her element.

I need to get a night vision camera – don’t like to use the flash …

She still loves the camera and likes to look at every detail as you can see.  This time she was in her aviary on her rope swing; though she really enjoys flying on the lawn at dusk  – and enjoys all the sights and sounds of the nearby woods too, barn owls are notorious for their inquisitiveness 🙂

Peanut my burrowing owl tends to shout a lot at night.  Very short sharp chirrups, usually three at a time.  He has definitely caught bank voles in his aviary before and I wonder if that is when he makes his call.  I wonder what Victor my spotted owl thinks of his noisy neighbour!

eagle-owl-victor-at-dusk

Night night owls 🙂

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