Zeus, Blind Owl with Stars in his Eyes.

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One morning, someone in Southern California found an injured owl on their porch. It turned out to be a blind Western Screech Owl with eyes that look like a starry night.
After a visit to the vet, the owl found a new permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California.
He was named “Zeus” after the Greek god of sky and thunder because of his stunning eyes.
Zeus was injured when he was found on that front porch in South California, but the dedicated team of animal lovers at the center helped him on his feet again.
Since he was blind, they couldn’t simply release him back into the wild, so he now lives in a trunk on the filing cabinet next to the Wildlife Learning Center founder Paul Hahn’s desk.
Read more via Meet Zeus: The Rescued Blind Owl With Stars In His Eyes | Bored Panda.

The Angry Baby Owl.

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Photograph by Etienne on Flickr
Even owls can have bad days! This baby owl has a feather sticking out and doesn’t look too pleased about it.
Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision and binaural hearing, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
via Picture of the Day: Angry Bird «TwistedSifter.

The Great Grey Owl is Fearless.

Great grey owls perch on relatively low tree branches, making them a photographer’s dream.
This particular owl and another juvenile in the area were quite dedicated hunters and would search for mice and voles in the dry grass and meadows, swooping long and low before gliding back up to a suitable perch.
It was seemingly unfazed by human presence and would stare right into the camera often both during flight and while scanning for prey from the pine branches.
Image Credit: Photograph by Jennifer Rogers. All Rights Reserved.
Source: The Hunter | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

The ‘Powerful Owl’ is a Top Predator.

6277916-3x4-700x933Photo: Brendan Sheean says powerful owls were classified as apex predators and mainly hunted tree-dwelling mammals. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis)
Bird enthusiasts are in a flutter after a rare sighting of Australia’s largest owl, the powerful owl, spotted devouring ringtail possums and sulphur-crested cockatoos in a suburban Canberra park.
The owl has taken up long-term residence in Haig Park near the CBD, and bird watchers from across the country and even overseas have flocked to catch a glimpse of it.
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“It is classified as an apex predator, so what they will do is hunt a variety of food, mainly tree-dwelling mammals,” National Zoo and Aquarium senior keeper Brendan Sheean said.
Photo: Brendan Sheean said powerful owls were classified as apex predators and mainly hunted tree-dwelling mammals. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis)
Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) member Terry Bell said the big predator had been caught on camera devouring sugar gliders and feathery cousins, like Canberra’s emblem bird the gang-gang cockatoo.
Source: Bird enthusiasts flock to see Australia’s largest owl devour ringtail possums, sulphur-crested cockatoos in suburban Canberra park – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Tiny Gray Owl is hiding here.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Mauro Mozzarelli, National Geographic Your Shot.
A cleverly camouflaged gray owl protects its nest in this Your Shot picture chosen for the Daily Dozen roundup of editors’ favorites.
This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.
via Owl Picture — Bird Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.