Ural owl

Observed in the largest virgin beech forest of Europe - the Uholka-Shirokyi Luh - a UNESCO's World Natural Heritage
Unique video footage of this very rare nocturnal bird when searching for a prey is available here:
Ural owl

Northeastern Carpathians
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

Transcarpathia
UKRAINE
January 2009

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stelian

stelian - Dec 17, 2010 3:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice.

I've seen this owl.

LukZem

LukZem - Dec 18, 2010 7:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice.

Where? Near Colacu or Bobeci? And were you lucky to record this rare moment?

stelian

stelian - Dec 18, 2010 8:13 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very nice.

Yes I shot very little because it scared me and flew in thick forest.

LukZem

LukZem - Dec 18, 2010 8:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice.

As you see, it is very shy red-listed species. I was lucky to observe it for half an hour, when searching for a prey. Maybe he noticed me, but he was completelly focused on hunting the rodents.

stelian

stelian - Dec 18, 2010 9:11 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very nice.

Yes it is.

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