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.

Small Owls Huddling Together.

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Birds are warm blooded animals, which means that they maintain their body temperature independent of the environment.
However, quite often their tiny size forces them to adapt, and even work together, when it gets cold outside.
birds-keep-warm-bird-huddles-10__880Source: yourshot.nationalgeographic.com
“They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center positions, forcing the immature and more subordinate to the edges where they are at the mercy of the elements.”
As well as the Owls, this is our collection of the cutest bird-cuddling photos.
See more via 16+ Pics Of Birds Cuddling Together For Warmth Will Melt Your Heart | Bored Panda.

‘Thanks for your Undivided Attention’.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Erni
Great gray owls’ asymmetrically set ear openings help them locate noises by using the time difference in which the sound is perceived in the right and left ear.
(From The Little Book of Thanks by Anne Rogers Smyth)
Source: “Thank you for your undivided attention.”