Snowy Owl at Hawk Conservancy Trust, Hampshire

Although maybe not this owl, as Snowy Owls are one of the heaviest owls. They have far more feathers than most owls. Partly because they have a wingspan of up to 5ft, but mostly because of the need for excellent insulation. Even their feet are covered in feathers. They are typically found in the northern circumpolar region but this one I photographed only last week at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. The Trust is now closed for the winter, but they re-open their doors on 8th February if you would like to meet some owls too.

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    1. Thank you Cee. I hadn’t realised how heavy they were until this post . .they just seem so fluffy you can’t imagine they are heavy!


    1. They are so beautiful, a wonderful bird to have on your bucket list! Enjoy your time away from the digital screen


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