More info: The long-eared owl is a medium-sized species of owl with an extensive breeding range in many areas throughout Europe and the Palearctic, as well as in North America.
Long-eared owls are nocturnal and secretive, so they are unlikely to be seen other than on migration or when leaving or returning to a communal roost site in winter.
The long-eared owl is mottled brown in colour, with big, orange-red eyes, long wings and long 'ear tufts' - these ear tufts are actually feathers that can be raised when the owl is alarmed, or wants to make itself look bigger.
The long-eared owl is found in a variety of habitats from dense vegetation to open forests, usually near open land, such as meadows or farm fields
The diet of a long-eared owl consists mostly of small mammals such as voles and mice and sometimes birds.