Post by Master Yarak on Oct 23, 2006 14:09:24 GMT -5
I will chime in..of course! Studies have been done with barn owls in a light free environment. They have shown the owls can hunt in the complete absence of light. Once the mouse started moving the owls began to target them, as long as the mouse continued to move it was safe. the moment it stopped the owl took off and flew to the last place the mouse was heard. 95% of the time the Barn Owl connected with the mouse. Once on the ground however, the owls could not relocate the perch nor did they even try to fly. They could not see anything. The scientists concluded that the moving mouse could be missed but that once it stopped the owl flew right to where it heard it last. The mice could not move without being heard by the Barn Owl. Yarak
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away
So....since your friend couldn't do it, anyone else who tries is sad?
I don't understand that at all....
But to each their own.
It's a joke. I know I'm really serious all the time so this being a joke is a surprise.
HE could do it that's the point. He did it and it wasn't that exciting for him. I've flown owls for the ed program. Love them but not interested in hunting with them.
The one part of the video that TO ME is real is the owl looking at the rabbit and taking so long to decide whether to after it or not. They seem to take so long to decide to fly that the quarry is usually gone.
Do you think that the lower hunting weight has anything to do with the want to chase game? The owls could be trying to conserve energy. Also are bells used with owls i would think they would defeat the purpose of silent flight?