Ural Owl

Ural Owl

The Ural Owl is a medium-sized nocturnal owl found in Europe and northern Asia. They are in the same genus, Strix, as the locally more familiar Barred Owl.

Ural Owl
Ural Owl

The close ups below were taken with the Sony Alpha 6500, Sony 55-210 mm lens.

Ural Owl
Ural Owl

The ridge of feathers at the edge of the face create a disc, which works to trap and focus sound.

Ural Owl
Ural Owl

Ural Owl, Strix uralensis

The Center for Birds of Prey offers photographers an opportunity to take close-up photographs of owls and other birds of prey a few times a year.

The Center for Birds of Prey, Photography Day, April 22, 2018,  Awanda, SC.

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