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By Maiwand
The Barn Owl (tyto alba)
This time a rather 'butter fingered' or more properly perhaps 'butter beaked' Barn Owl who seemed to be having difficulties co-ordinating the transfer of his lunch from the trunk to his beak. He managed in the end. !!TongueTongue
The bird is, of course, a captive creature, part of a collection, and obviously his food has to be provided for him. I can assure you all that the mouse was well and truly dead before being given to him.
Hope you will enjoy viewing.
Delighted once again and of course most appreciative for all the c/c;s given to the Vulture and particular thanks are due to Steve (Sparrowhawk) for the UA.

Tags: Captive Nature Owls Barn Pets and captive animals

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TilG88 10 1 England
4 Jan 2013 7:29PM
Great capture Smile

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4 Jan 2013 7:31PM
OOps where did it go Smile HNY Ron and well timed capture mate Wink
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
4 Jan 2013 7:32PM
Brilliant shot
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Jan 2013 7:34PM
your barn owl is about as daft with the mouse as my tomcat Elrond. Do owls also bring them in the kitchen to let them run?
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Jan 2013 7:38PM
'Mouse dropping' Tongue Beautifully timed, Ron.

Ron, this is priceless!!! What a cracking capture - timing obviously IS everything! GrinGrin Happy New Year to you & yours, Lou
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:44PM
WinkWhoah.... Bit gruesome..... But as a meateater who am ito say..
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:50PM
Great capture,
Ali SmileSmile
Balwant 7 1 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:54PM
Full Marks, well done
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:02PM
A REALLY well-timed, lovely shot.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:12PM
My word Ron - this has soon rattled in the votesWink

Another belter from your stableSmile

4 Jan 2013 8:16PM
Excellent capture by both,
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:44PM
Well timed springs to mind!
lovely shot with perfect details captured Ron
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
4 Jan 2013 8:58PM
Rather swept away by this stunning response. Thanks very much everyone.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:15PM
Ello Ron.... love this...what a capture!!!

We've recently had a barn owl appear on the outskirts of the sits on the gate entrance to a paddock field..half a mile from our house I guess...seen it twice this week......beautiful bird.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Jan 2013 9:18PM
Life in the wild--- A great capture-- enjoyed!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jan 2013 9:49PM
Wonderful that you manager to capture this split second event so well, Ron.......could not have been better no matter how you might have tried.
4 Jan 2013 10:17PM
Captive or not Ron, superb capture perfectly timed.
4 Jan 2013 10:30PM
What a cracker Ron excellent detail
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 10:32PM
Excellent capture Ron, timing and exposure spot on.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
4 Jan 2013 10:32PM
Great sharp capture Ron and very well timed
4 Jan 2013 10:33PM
Excellent well-timed shot Ron.

suigo 6 Japan
4 Jan 2013 11:25PM
So cute capture!

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Jan 2013 7:03AM
Excellent timing, Ron, a wonderful image. Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Jan 2013 7:03AM
Thanks everyone.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:35AM
A truly outstanding wildlife image here Ron.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:17AM
Superb timing.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:21AM
A wonderfully timed and composed image. The 1/1000 sec shutter speed has allowed you to capture the falling mouse without any unnecessary motion blur perfectly.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
5 Jan 2013 10:51AM
Love it Ron, so different from the normal and the timing is superb,
fab detail too and I'm still smiling looking at the expression on the face Grin Grin Grin ......HNY,
Herge88 11 40 4 England
5 Jan 2013 11:48AM
Great moment captured here, fantastic.

Best Matt
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 12:27PM
fantastic Ron, not much hope for me if you do thisWink
5 Jan 2013 12:33PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Jan 2013 2:26PM
A terrific capture of this clumsy owl, you've timed this one to perfection. It was a good job your camera hands were steadier than this birds beak and general co-ordination skills as you'd have ended up with a blurry out of focus shot!WinkGrin
5 Jan 2013 5:02PM
An awesome capture. The poor mouseSmileGrin
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:22PM
Very photogenic bird. Well taken Ron.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Jan 2013 6:23AM
What an amazing capture ! Perfect timing Smile Very well done Ron !!
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
6 Jan 2013 7:55PM
Superb shot Ron, great title Wink

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
7 Jan 2013 12:24PM
Excellent superbly timed image.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 5:42PM
Cracking shot Ron perfect timing
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:13PM
WOW! Ron this is just FANTASTIC, im sorry i cant add a UA to it.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Jan 2013 6:59PM
'Super lovely wildlife Shot' ~ Peter
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
9 Jan 2013 12:37AM
Tibetan 6 3 England
10 Jan 2013 5:02PM
Absolutely Brilliant, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
13 Jan 2013 8:36AM
A superb capture Ron, captive bird or not. A
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:36AM
great timing. wonderful shot. paul
27 Jan 2013 11:26PM
Great shot. Spot on timing


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