Boreal Owls for the Win

I just stumbled across this video of a Boreal Owl hunting and found it highly amusing and entertaining. I would love to see one of these guys someday when I am out birding.



So, Owls are Awesome

How awesome are they? Well they are pretty insanely awesome. This short video talks about how owls can turn their heads 270 degrees without pinching their blood vessels and basically giving themselves a stroke. So along with the intense regal demeanor of just being an owl, having an incredibly haunting voice and silent flying, you can add in super twisty neck capabilities. Check it out.

Here is another example of the awesome head-tilting capabilities. This is a Burrowing Owl. Every time his head tilts like that I start giggling. So cool.