28 May 2013

Barn Owl and Grey Goshawk

'A' for adorable barn owl; you make my heart melt.


How special to see so close




Owned by Mark Culleton, seen at his fantastic Birds of Prey Flight Show at O'Reillys Retreat, Lamington National Park, Qld.



 Grey Goshawk (White Phase)

Four years ago Mark was talking with Peter Gunders for ABC Queensland, video here 

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22 comments:

Brian King said...

I've never seen a barn owl, although a lot of my blogger friends have photographed them. A truly handsome owl! That goshawk wouldn't be hard to miss in the white phase! Beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Love your shots of this barn owl Carole! Aren't they just so interesting?? Have you ever seen the mother with a baby. We have a bird of prey rescue place here, and one of their barn owls had a baby. It was so adorable sitting their beside their mother. Hope that you are having a lovely fall!!

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas capturas de la preciosa Lechuza comun.El Azor palido es tambien muy bonito,nunca he visto uno de verdad.Un abrazo

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole, what a wonderful photos.
I've never seen a white hawk.
The barn owl is really superb, especially the first photo, compliments.
Regards, Irma

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Gorgeous ! Stunning ! Awesome !
This owl is amazing. So wonderful. I always like the white hawk. Such a beautiful bird.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds! Your photos are excellent.

Anni said...

The owl....MAGnificent!!! And the goshawk, I've not seen before this, and it's also a terrific looking bird.

Terri said...

Wow- to see one up close like that- I would love it!

Mathilda said...

Ganz edle Vögel...faszinierend.

LG Mathilda ♥

TexWisGirl said...

both just stunning!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The only barn owls I have ever seen were lying by the side of the road, not a sight I care to witness ever again. Wonderful images.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

How great to see a closeup of the Barn Owl!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing photos!!!!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely photos! That Barn Owl just makes ya want to reach out and pet him!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, they are beautiful birds. I would love to see the owl in the wild. I have seen them at the shows. Great shots.

Lisa Gordon said...

OMGoodness, that owl's face is absolutely precious!

i stora drag said...

Very nice to see it that close! And a white hawk!! Wow! Excellent photos, Carole! /Pia

Dave said...

two stunning birds, very well captured in this post

Laura said...

What amazing creatures! Love the soft fuzziness of that barn owl! So nice to see him up close!! Thanks, Carole!! hugs, Laura

Dianne said...

I've never seen a Barn-Owl before but he is just gorgeous.

Julie said...

I am not a big one for bird shows like this, but I must say the owl is a corker. The diversity of the natural world is breath-taking.

Liz said...

Gorgeous images! Those Barn Owls are beautiful, aren't they?? And the Goshawk is gorgeous. I had no idea they had a white phase!!
I really must get up to O'Reilly's to see the Birds of Prey show!!