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Downey Owl

By SteveMoulding    
I'm unsure to whether this Owl is moulting or is a youngster becoming an adult. His tummy was still very downey. Phil you can help me out here as to the breed of Owl. I think he is a Tawney but I'm no expert on birds of prey, as proved yesterday.
Thanks everyone for all your C & C's on my images.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: maryg, simont, LynneJoyce and 14 more


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maryg 11 66 18 Scotland
18 Mar 2009 10:22AM
Superb detail and colour , an unusual image will be watching for Phil's comments, great work
mary

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 11:25AM
This is lovely and all the better for not being a pristine, perfect specimen.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 5:39PM
gorgeous
goso 13 2 1 Australia
18 Mar 2009 6:12PM
Top shot Steve....Bill
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
18 Mar 2009 6:39PM
Looks like a young European Eagle Owl coming into adult plumage
Great capture
Richard
iancam 11 23 England
18 Mar 2009 8:07PM
Excellent shot and detail Steve
Ian
jack33 11 53 England
18 Mar 2009 8:14PM
Great shot.

Jack.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
18 Mar 2009 10:35PM
You may be no expert on these but your pretty good at photographing them this is fantastic. - gary
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 8:12AM
A very nice shot...
Great detail and colours..
Very nice work...

Dave
norton 15 2 6 Jersey
19 Mar 2009 10:59AM
Great capture,I agree with Richard (doghouse 756) about it looking like an Eagle owl,I have a couple of shots in my PF of a Siberian eagle owl and the markings and claws are the same as this one.

Nice detail and colour,well captured.................

Tony.
19 Mar 2009 5:29PM
Brilliant shot with great colour and detail!!!
Natasha

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