Barn Owl

Exotic Birds
About This Project

Barn Owls are relatively common but rarely seen in the British wild. They eat mostly voles, shrews and mice, consuming around 1,500 per year. They swallow the animals whole and then cough up pellets containing the fur and bones.

Barn Owls don’t hoot (that’s Tawny Owls), but rather screech. They have very long legs, toes and talons to help them catch prey hidden in long grass.

Their ears are lop-sided with one higher than the other, which helps them correctly pinpoint exactly where tiny sounds are coming from. Their feathers are super soft, which helps them hunt silently…but they are not waterproof so they get soaked
when its rains!