Eagle Owl (draw a bird day)

spread your wings
carry the night in
silent flight

The eagle owl is both one of the largest and longest-lived owls. With wing spans up to 6 feet, it has no natural predators, although it is sometimes mobbed by crows. The leading causes of death– electrocution, hunting, and poisoning–are man-made.

Nesting on cliffs or rocky outcrops, it has a wide distribution throughout Europe and Asia. I love its binomial name–Bubo Bubo.

Eagle owls are solitary, territorial, and nocturnal. They can more often be heard, having a large number of vocalizations, than seen.

For Colleen’s #TankaTuesday, poet’s choice.

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40 responses to “Eagle Owl (draw a bird day)”

  1. Ingrid says :

    I have had the privilege of one landing on my hand once.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    A beautiful bird that soars so wonderfully like a giant in the skies. Great information, M.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. robertawrites235681907 says :

    The middle picture is wonderful, Kerfe. A beautiful haiku.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica says :

    Lovely one, and great pics.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Jill Kuhn says :

    One of my favorite birds. Your golden owl painting is fantastic! πŸ¦‰

    Liked by 4 people

  6. melaniereynolds says :

    Reblogged this on The Nature-led Life and commented:
    Love these Owl pictures!

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  7. melaniereynolds says :

    I love these! Reblogged to Nature-led.org and it seems to have gone through! It’s the first reblog that worked like it’s supposed too!

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Phil Cooper says :

    Wow, these owls have great character and presence 😊

    Liked by 4 people

  9. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    I love when you have both the black and white renditions and the more detailed paintings. And of course the pictures in words…

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  10. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    What a breathtaking painting of an eagle owl, Kerfe. The detail is perfect. I’ve not seen an owl in many years. I’ll be on the lookout here in Michigan for sure. Your haiku really lays the groundwork for the painting. You know I love birds. LOL! ❀

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  11. msjadeli says :

    I love your art creations honoring the eagle owl. Happy they stay out of sight of humans. (I didn’t get my bird drawn this month but will try for next month.)

    Liked by 3 people

  12. poorvi kumar says :

    WOW those are some beautiful art pieces !

    Liked by 4 people

  13. jazzytower says :

    Love the artwork and the poem. I saw one a couple years ago in Tallahassee. He looked small, so am guessing he was young. Realky interesting.

    Pat

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  14. willowdot21 says :

    Beautiful Haiku and wonderful art work πŸ’œ

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. says :

    Wondeful.. that image is stunning too..

    Liked by 3 people

  16. judeitakali says :

    This is a haibun right?
    I love it. Great facts, brief and a good vibe to this, while pointing out serious issues.

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