Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Owl-o-ween!

Photo by Mark Hengesbaugh 10/7/2014

Mark writes:

Western Screech Owl in our neighborhood across the street from Sabino. Notice the serrated wing feathers [click photo for larger view], a characteristic of owl feathers that allows owls to fly silently. Serrations break up the air turbulence over the wing. Silent flight allows an owl to hear as well as see prey as it hunts and, of course, makes its approach a surprise. No wonder that for centuries humans believed owls had supernatural powers.

Anne says: Happy Owl-o-ween!

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