Have you ever seen a wet owl? It’s not so easy to see an owl in general if it doesn’t want to. Today we will show photos of wet birds and tell you why they prefer not to bathe.
Owls are great hunters. Their wings are larger than the wings of other birds, they less often make flaps. And they fly silently. This is what allows them to pursue their prey masterfully. But only their wings are waterproof. Yes, they can fly in the rain, but it’s not easy.
They fly in bad weather only if it caught them by surprise. Otherwise, they may be left without food for several days.
All because of the feathers, which do not repel water like the feathers of other birds. On the contrary, they absorb liquid, which makes the wings heavy and wet.
If they fell into a pond, hiding from the enemy, then it is very difficult to get out.
They don’t even return to the chicks, so as not to get them wet.