A lady in Britain was shocked to return to her property to find the ghostly imprint of an owl on her bedroom window.
The spooky silhouette clearly shows the bird of prey’s feathers and facial features. Sally Arnold of Kendall, Cumbria who discovered the ghostly image believes that it was created when the owl accidentally crashed into her window.
She explained: ‘Our first concern was for the welfare of what we suspected was an owl and we opened up the window to check if it was still around. Fortunately, there was no sign of the bird and we can only assume that it had flown away probably suffering from a headache.’
Experts say the imprint was created by the powder down that protects growing feathers.
Based on its size and the fact that they are the kind most commonly found in gardens, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) believe that the ghostly image is that of a tawny owl,
Val Osborne, head of the RSPB’s wildlife inquiries team, commented: ‘This would have been very uncomfortable for the bird but thankfully it looks like it survived as Mr and Mrs Arnold couldn’t find it anywhere close by. Sadly, many birds aren’t so lucky.’
11 July 2011