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Offline changz

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How came I see an owl at midday??
« on: 04/05/2009 23:34:40 »
The other day, I was taking a walk in the woods not far from the city roads, and saw this amazing owl on the lower branches, looking very solemn. The deep eyes were so hypnotizing! It was great to see it clearly, but aren't owls supposed to sleep during the day? Is it the city woke him up or there are species that are not nocternal?  [|)] [:0]


 

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How came I see an owl at midday??
« Reply #1 on: 04/05/2009 23:41:53 »
Well the owl probably has few, predators that can affect it, so it was probably resting in the tree, and being somewhat alert, awoke to look at you. I often see owls in the day and tawny frogmouths which are also nocturnal, but not regularly, you can approach quite close.
I remember one of friends pointed out a frogmouth in a tree, I was looking at another one in the same tree!

 
 

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How came I see an owl at midday??
« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2009 03:07:59 »
I often see owls during the day here.. usually perched on post tops of all places.... I always thought it strange too!
 

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How came I see an owl at midday??
« Reply #3 on: 05/05/2009 05:38:19 »
There are a very few species of owl that are active during the day or during twilight hours.

A fun fact my ornithologist friend tells me is that eye colour is indicative of activity. Eg dark brown and black eyes are nocturnal owls, yellow indicates diurnal etc..
 

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