Owls are known for being incredibly silent hunters. They have excellent hearing, sharp talons and are very good pilots, meaning their prey has very little chance of escaping. They’re nocturnal animals, which means they only hunt at night. There are five types of owls found in Britain, the Barn Owl, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Long-Eared Owl and Short-eared Owl. They all live in woodland areas and nest in trees, old buildings and cliffs. Keep an eye out if you’re walking through a forest!
Their wingspan is much larger the size of their body!
Believe it or not…
Owls can turn their heads 270° in either direction!