Definition of 'barn owl'
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Then the hired barn owl swooped on to his arm carrying the rings in a bag in its claws. The Sun (2016)And it's about the birds that are with us all year: robins and barn owls and sparrows and marsh harriers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For me the barn owl is a bird that matters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The survey is expected to provide enough information to allow conservationists to assess whether measures to improve barn owl numbers are working. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Barn owl, looking as if they owned the place. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In spring, the woods offer bluebells and early purple orchids and you may see the barn owls that breed here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I heard it a couple of hours after midnight from the direction of the barn owl box in the big meadow. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I picked up one barn owl, and then another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So there I was, standing quite still with a barn owl coming towards me at ramming speed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is also a barn owl roost in one of my outbuildings: I was recommended to get a box up in there as well. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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