Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Giant Owls Home in on North Wood

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Giant Owls Home in on North Wood

Article excerpt

Byline: By Julia Kennard

Feathered family moves in

If you go down to the woods today ( you could see something very rare indeed.

A family of European Eagle Owls has moved in at a North-East woodland.

The magnificent birds ( believed to be a female and two chicks ( have set up home in Northumberland.

Photographer Rachel Smith has managed to picture the birds ( which grow to a height of two and a half feet, have a wingspan of nearly six feet and can weigh nine pounds.

They also have a large beak, enormous talons and striking orange eyes ( all of which makes them excellent at hunting their prey ( rabbits, hares and other birds.

Rachel first spotted the owl and its young in May and has monitored their progress ever since.

She said: "I heard a strange noise and looked in the direction that it came from and saw a hollow in a tree. When I peered in there were two baby owls looking back at me.

"They had strange shaped heads with two bumps on either side that looked like little horns. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.