All my life I've been fascinated by owls. So it was an unexpected treat this week to encounter an European Eagle Owl at the South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, England.
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This owl was born and bred in captivity. Native European Eagle Owls apparently haven't been seen in Great Britain since the 19th-century. Unfortunately, I don't have the name of the organisation in Devon that looks after these rare birds.
Back soon with more photos.