A special Sunday event: a photographic essay celebrating these magnificent birds of prey.
These nocturnal hunters hail from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America, and are captured here in photos taken over the past few years.
It was a real hoot putting this together.
The druid Malachy, played by Ciaron Davies, interacts with Cracker, a European eagle owl, as a reenactment of Saint Patrick’s first landing in Ireland takes place at Inch Abbey in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Image Credit: Photograph by Charles McQuillan / Getty