Botany Bay Canal Festival

Botany Bay Canal Festival

Lancashire Hawks and Owls

Have your photo taken with one of our owls.

A great day for all the family

Sunday 26th and 27th August

Halloween event October 24th Wednesday and Thursday 25th

A special event and an opportunity to see the

Snowy Owls.

How to find this event:

Canal Mill
Botany Brow
Chorley Lancashire
(Junction 8 M61)
PR6 9AF

Bollinger

Bollinger
Turkmenian Eagle Owl

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TURKMENIAN EAGLE OWL
(Bubo bubo turcomanus)

 

The Turkmenian Eagle Owl is a sub-species of the slightly larger European Eagle Owl. They occur around the area of Kazakhstan in the wild. The diet consists of mainly mammals, from rodents to rabbits and hares. They will occasionally take birds and even other birds of prey.

Merlin

Merlin
Bengal Eagle Owl

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BENGAL EAGLE OWL
(Bubo bengalensis)

 

The Bengal eagle-owl, also called the Rock Eagle-owl or Indian eagle-owl, is a species of large horned owl restricted to the Indian Subcontinent. They were earlier treated as a subspecies of the Eurasian eagle-owl. They are found in hilly and rocky scrub forests, and are usually seen in pairs. They have a deep resonant booming call that may be heard at dawn and dusk. They are typically large owls, and have "tufts" on their heads. They are splashed with brown and grey, and have a white throat patch with black small stripes.

Ruby

Ruby

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LITTLE OWL
(Athene noctua)

 

This tiny owl inhabits much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It was introduced into Britain at the end of the nineteenth century and into the South Island of New Zealand in the early twentieth century. It is a small, camouflage coloured, mainly nocturnal species and is found in a range of habitats including farmland, woodland fringes, steppes and semi-deserts. It feeds on insects, earthworms, other invertebrates and small vertebrates. Males hold territories which they defend against intruders. This owl is a cavity nester and a clutch of about four eggs is laid in spring. The female does the incubation and the male brings food to the nest, first for the female and later for the newly hatched young. As the chicks grow, both parents hunt and bring them food, and the chicks leave the nest at about seven weeks of age.

Mutley

Mutley
Little Owl

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LITTLE OWL
(Athene noctua)

 

This tiny owl inhabits much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It was introduced into Britain at the end of the nineteenth century and into the South Island of New Zealand in the early twentieth century. It is a small, camouflage coloured, mainly nocturnal species and is found in a range of habitats including farmland, woodland fringes, steppes and semi-deserts. It feeds on insects, earthworms, other invertebrates and small vertebrates. Males hold territories which they defend against intruders. This owl is a cavity nester and a clutch of about four eggs is laid in spring. The female does the incubation and the male brings food to the nest, first for the female and later for the newly hatched young. As the chicks grow, both parents hunt and bring them food, and the chicks leave the nest at about seven weeks of age.

Casa

Casa
Burrowing Owl

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to watch one of my friends pretend to be a rattle snake!

BURROWING OWL
(Athene Cunicularia)

 

This is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat. Like many other kinds of owls, though, burrowing owls do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage. Living in open grasslands as opposed to forests, the burrowing owl has developed longer legs that enable it to sprint, as well as fly, when hunting.