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Owl identification required


mark2uk 10 769 8 England
20 Oct 2008 2:37PM
Is an owl - that is as much as I know.

Any one able to identify it properly?
Can be found here.

Thanks
Mark

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User_Removed 9 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 2:43PM
Looks like a long-eared owl.

Without a hint of facetiousness.
mark2uk 10 769 8 England
20 Oct 2008 2:52PM
Having looked that up, looks like you are right.
I will stop referring to it as the banjo playing owl in the cabin in the hills Smile

Thanks
culturedcanvas 11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 2:52PM
Edit
csurry 14 9.2k 92
20 Oct 2008 3:10PM
Possibly

Would not say it is a long-eared owl from the face even though they are natives of region.
culturedcanvas 11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 4:23PM
Great horned was my first impression but then edited it after the conviction it was a long eared.
brownargus 8 85 England
20 Oct 2008 4:25PM
It looks like an Eagle Owl to me - those large yellow eyes, but I don't know if it is indigenous to the region. The face is wrong for a LE Owl.
Chrism8 10 824 16 England
20 Oct 2008 4:30PM
Looks more like a Great Grey with it's ears up.

Chris
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13 40.4k 269 England
20 Oct 2008 4:35PM
Could be a Great Horned Owl . They are native to N. America.
User_Removed 14 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 4:37PM
Wrong coloured eyes for an Eagle owl but the right colour for a Great Gray Owl however, markings are not that of a Great Gray (see my photo here )
User_Removed 14 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 4:42PM
Following on - I'd opt for the Great Horned......
csurry 14 9.2k 92
20 Oct 2008 4:52PM
Also Great Grey does not have those sort of "ears", as per my original post my suspicion is a Great Horned, but not seen one for a while (captive) and light on image is not good to see 100% clearly.

I would think Great Horned unless someone knows for sure.

Good link Barrie, I resisted linking to a LEO Wink
User_Removed 14 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 5:22PM

Quote:Also Great Grey does not have those sort of "ears"

If you pull his head hard hard enough you can just about do it Wink


Quote: Good link Barrie, I resisted linking to a LEO
Just as well you didn't, that would have been blatant click fishing Grin Grin Grin
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 6:28PM
How about an Eastern Screech owl
looks just like one to me

Adrian
User_Removed 14 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 7:01PM

Quote:How about an Eastern Screech owl
looks just like one to me


Just to clarify.. are we talking about Cheryl now Wink

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