In the most recent National Geographic Magazine, there is a wonderful article on the Ural Owl. Their wing span is four feet and they have very sharp talons.
The photos were taken by Sven Zacek, a native Estonian, where he discovered this lovely
creature. Aren't they precious! I immediately fell in love. The mothers have a reputation for clobbering the skulls of any intruder to her territory. Some believe the owls "may symbolize the souls of the dead or the wisdom of the gods." (from the article)
|Vole Capture in the snow|
|In flight||Have a wonderful day!! Having trouble with Blogger today, spacing everything. :o(|