Owls are great aren’t they? They seem to cram quite a lot of character into a relatively small animal. And they come in such amazing variety. Had a random Friday off work during the school holidays so we took a quick trip out to the Scottish Owl Centre. It was a very cold day so we didn’t stay long but we need see a wonderful variety of adorable feathered friends. Would definitely recommend a visit and I’ll be going back on a slightly warmer day.
From a photography perspective, the owls are fairly engaging, some hid but plenty stared. The mesh in the cages can be a little tough so you’ll need to have your camera wide open to get that out of the way as much as possible.
I make no apology for taking lots of pictures of these guys. They are really very cool and seemed very happy just to sit and stare at the camera.
This one was quite hard to capture. Being a tiny wee owl, it fizzed around its cage quite quickly.
The one on the left has clearly done something wrong.
As has the one at the back.
It’s a wee bit hard to believe that this little guy is an owl. Rarely will you see a grumpier looking critter.
*Edit*- I was write not to believe it was an owl, it isn’t! Thanks to Rod for the info.
See, I told you I liked these guys.
The Malay Fish Owl was quite comedic, stared quite nervously and hid for a while before popping back out and staring.
He settled down eventually but he clearly wasn’t happy to see us at first!
You can see here what a windy day it was, and when it catches under your skirt you can end up looking a little ridiculous.
Enjoyed the pictures you took during your visit to us, thank you.
The ‘grumpy’ looking bird is a Tawny Frogmouth
from Australia. It isn’t an owl. It’s the only non-owl at the S.O.C.