Owls must be right up there amongst the groups of birds most heavily loaded with myth and folklore and romance. And they are rather magical creatures. If you watch an owl for long enough – especially if you look into its eyes, or it into yours – you could easily start to imagine there’s something mystical, intelligent, fierce, wise going on there. And cute, of course. They’re nothing if not cute.
I watched a whole load of owls at the weekend, making a quickish visit to the Scottish Owl Centre.
So here, just because, are some photos from that visit. You decide. Owls: cute, awesome, beautiful, avatars of mystery?