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Beauty

By VinceJones  
This to us is very special Barn Owl that as hit a point in life where she as exceeded what the experts state regarding the life expectancy of Barn Owls. It is said that Barn Owls in the wild live for approximately 1 to 5years & in captivity they can live for approximately 20 - 25years.

Guess what, she has now hit an incredible age of 26 years old. AMAZING & a huge Happy Birthday to her or should I say Happy Hatchday!

What a stunner she is & fair play she still looks amazing for such an elderly Barn Owl, which she hides well!

For energy & fitness she still enjoys & participates in our flying experiences, which include excitable Children's parties, this is not a plug, it just shows this particular Barn Owl still copes with ease whilst still having the energy of a youngster for which we hope continues.

Let this beautiful Barn Owl be solid proof that Barn Owls can live up to 20 to 26years & possibly longer in captivity!

Thanks for allowing me to share this with you & thanks for any comments given

Vince

Tags: General Barn owl Barn Owl Cnetre

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Comments


BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 10:12PM
Absolute wonderful image. And i loved reading the description. But really the title says it all. If I could vote for this 10 times i would!Wink
Ryan

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tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 10:23PM
You have done her proud Vince, in more ways than oneWink


Adrian
PeelNStick 11 4 United States
6 Jun 2012 10:31PM
This is a fabulous eye-catcher.
Stenk 8 6 England
6 Jun 2012 10:32PM
Going on an Owl shoot in a few weeks time, if i get one half as good as this it will be a sucess, brilliant

Steve,

stevewaltersphotography
6 Jun 2012 10:57PM
You summed it up in one word Vince Smile Lovely shot

Mark
Philip_P 10 71 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 7:55AM
Shes a stunner Vince, I remember her from my visit
Phil
Goes to show how well you have looked after her Vince.

Papa.
7 Jun 2012 1:14PM
Brilliant Vince and heartwarming to know she's still going well after all these years.

Len
Brilliant, what a wonderful bird, you didn't say where this was taken?
VinceJones 11 862 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 2:16PM
Thanks for all the kind comments given, very much appreciated!!

Ted, this was taken here at the Barn Owl Centre - Gloucester
7 Jun 2012 8:12PM
Lovely capture and soft tones. Pleased to click you to 30.

P.
8 Jun 2012 12:51PM
A beauty indeed! Love it! *clicked*
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
9 Jun 2012 9:08AM
Amazing nature Vince, ( proves that she has had excellent care in captivity ) a perfect modelWink
Ron
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 9:24PM
Fantastic capture.

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