It’s not easy to spot one of these wild creatures, but by the time you do, it has seen your approach from miles away. It’s watching you with those cat-like eyes and listening with incredible clarity. Great Horned Owls have brown, white, gray and black markings that help camouflage it in the woods.
These owls prove their ability to focus on the slightest of sounds small creatures make while burrowing in the snow. Compared to other birds of prey, its unlikely you will hear them. They make little to no sound as they fly and glide through the air. With super hearing and silent flight, it’s no wonder owls make excellent hunters and one of the worlds deadliest night predators.
(Paul Dinning | Wildlife in Cornwall)
LEARN MORE: NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION – GREAT HORNED OWL
LEARN MORE: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY – GREAT HORNED OWL
- Observe the video closely, what characteristics can you see in this bird of prey?
- Click on the link National Wildlife Federation, what makes the Great Horned Owl unique?