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@Galana

I see that Owls are a hot subject at the moment and you are also promoting them in the game I normally don’t look at but I did this time and will give a clue here  before going to sleep for those who would be interested : a seven letter word with the fourth being an s ;)

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Galana
2 hours ago, BRACQUENE said:

a seven letter word with the fourth being an s 

Massage?? Sausage?:)

I put it on that thread first deliberately as I had already used up some decent ones without thinking.:P

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@Galana

Very funny 😁 but I can see now that my tip which I discretely posted here might have been used by a late player in another continent ;)

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Galana

Maybe, maybe not. @janzinknew of my travels and the bird is fairly obvious once on the correct continent.

Anyway. I can now post it on here later whereas otherwise l am having difficulty posting to avoid conflicting posts giving the game away elsewhere.

 

Is anybody else posting Owls?

Here is my morning offering.

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Barn Owl. Wells distributed worldwide on both sides of the Equator.

This one obliged in Halali Camp, Etosha, Namibia. (I have yet to photo one other than by remote at home.)

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BRACQUENE

Thanks for your much appreciated efforts @Galana ; my collection is very limited for now and most of it has been posted  already but I am sure a lot of members have a big collection in store and could surprise us in the future :o !

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janzin
9 hours ago, BRACQUENE said:


@Galana

Very funny 😁 but I can see now that my tip which I discretely posted here might have been used by a late player in another continent ;)

I never even saw this post, never visited this thread. No hints needed, I knew the bird immediately as its on my most-wanted list!

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BRACQUENE

@janzin

 

It was more a bit of teasing @Galana and at the same time promoting my own topic ;) ; I am sure your knowledge in that department is far superior to mine but for once I was proud of myself that I found it : happy and healthy 2021 to you :)

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mvecht

A few Owls from Denmark

A rare visitor from Northern Scandinavia: Hawk Owl

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Long-eared Owl

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Tawny Owl with chicks

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And from Botswana a White-faced Scops

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BRACQUENE

Thanks a lot @mvecht I have a special relationship with your country going back to the late eighties and I love your pictures ; wish you a healthy 2021 :D

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Galana

Good to see more Owls. The Hawk Owl and WF Scops are stunning.

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Zim Girl

Lovely selection of owls, @mvecht.

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Galana

Well I have used this one up on another thread so it can go here for it's rarity.

 

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Crested Owl. River Napo, Ecuador.

It inhabits lowland rainforests and prefers old growth in proximity with water which is exactly where we found them on  a day walk from Sani Lodge.

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mvecht

@BRACQUENEA Happy New Year to you too! 

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Galana

Time for another Owl?

 

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Greyish or Mckinnon's Eagle Owl.  Gregorian Rift near Lake Baringo.

 

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Dave Williams

A  Pearl-spotted Owlet seen at Olifants rest camp, Kruger NP.

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and a Tawny Owl seen in my back garden in Llandudno. Tawny Owls are not present in South Africa but there is a Llandudno there too...hence the connection to the thread!!

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Galana

Looks like it is time for another.

 

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No Fence post is complete without one of these.

Short-eared Owl. A lonely outpost in the Highlands and Islands.

 

 

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Soukous

A couple from India. Well not a real couple. B)

 

Mottled Wood Owl

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and Spotted Owlet

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Tawny Fish Owl

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BRACQUENE

I missed some very  beautiful owls the last few days @Galana@Dave Williams thanks a lot !  As for @Soukous I must say  I am impressed not in the least by the eyes of the Spotted  Owlet ! 

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janzin

Went on a bit of an outing to a local beach where Snowy Owls are usually found most winters. Trying out my new Nikon Z7ii mirrorless camera, it did well :)

 

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Soukous

You new camera did very well indeed - although I guess you helped a bit :D

I'd be very happy for that kind of light right now

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BRACQUENE

@janzin

 

A splendid asset to the growing collection :) of this topic !

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Galana

Three nice Indian species to open the batting for that continent from @Soukous

As for @janzinI am rightly jealous. I send most winters hoping against hope for this one and have even considered a boat trip from North Uist until I am told the cost My Holy grail above all other owls.

 

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janzin
42 minutes ago, Galana said:

Three nice Indian species to open the batting for that continent from @Soukous

As for @janzinI am rightly jealous. I send most winters hoping against hope for this one and have even considered a boat trip from North Uist until I am told the cost My Holy grail above all other owls.

 

If you ever come to New York in winter I can pretty much guarantee one :) somewhere within driving distance.

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pomkiwi

Since we've gone worldwide now!  A short-eared owl in the UK shortly before lockdown made travel to see them impossible. Hoping one or two may decide to migrate a little further west to the habitat around us but not optimistic. Otherwise it will be next winter.

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Nikon D500, PF500/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO1250

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pomkiwi

Earlier this week I went walking in search of our local barn owl. I have discovered the tree in which she roosts much of the time (ignoring her warm and dry nest box in a nearby barn). She is a late owl, not for me many opportunities for glorious sunset lit flight shots! I stood in the hedge as my feet went numb and just as the last light faded, she appeared. Imagine my surprise (and excitement) when a second face appeared - hopefully they will survive the next few winter weeks and produce a good brood in the spring.

 

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They flew off separately but fortunately in my direction

 

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Both shots Nion D500, PF500/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 8000 (and a fair amount of post processing)

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