Monday, January 4, 2010

Speaking of Owls...

I was visiting this morning, over at Owlman's blog and found an awesome video clip from the BBC there.

The clip explains the importance of facial disks, but also something else I'd never considered.

I always just assumed all hunters try to be quiet so not to alarm their prey. But that clip suggests yet another reason for the special feathering on the leading edge of an owl's wing. When sound is so important, so is the lack of it!

Thanks again, Owlman!

Below is the December Yard Bird List:

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