I dare say Mrs Hudson will be a little put out when she sees this.
In anticipation of Owl Awareness Day (August 4), we offer some slightly cartoony illustrations of these fascinating members of the genus Strix.
Images taken from Captain Thomas Brown’s “Illustrations of the American ornithology of Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte" (1835).
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Oh, hello there!
Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)