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Little Owl - Alnwick Castle - Northumberland -

 

" The Little Owl is the smallest owl that you will find in Britain. It is about 22 cms (8 inches) long and has a wing span of around 55cm (22inches). It has a flat head and short tail and its plummage is gray-brown mottled with white.

The diet consists mainly of mice, small birds, worms and other insects, but it is one of the only owls to eat vegetation."

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Taken on August 23, 2008