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Trap Music Now. : Oh, Hedwig.

Green : So that's why no one noticed birds carrying letters in London...

ValleyoftheKings64 : Ten points to Gryffindor!

GreatGrandCarrot : This proves that owls are just winged cats.

David Preza : he's got Dead Silence on

Oswald Rayleigh : less flap more glide...

Chin Choppa : I use to like turtles, but now i like owls.

Sperm Dealer : Now imagine the narrator reading you some bedtime story

DraceArios : I can't tell you how many times I've looked up and saw a majestic owl then thought to myself, "Wow! Where did my roof go?"

Scumbagel : I love the silence at the end of the video and then the sudden loud outro.

I'm a cow : how does an owl fly silently? simple answer: They are ninjas in disguise.

Neo polly : (Pigeon flies) Lol so clumsy and noisy. (Hawk flies) Better, still not discreet though. (Owl flies) ...There's nothing and it scares me.

Koala Skye : it's so fluffy! I just want to hug it! XD

Abdullah Moiz : that's why wizards use owls muggles from BBC wouldn't understand

Mohammad ALQuran : thanks BBC

villevn : That's pretty damn suspicious, I say. Just think about it: 1) They do all their bidding at night, so we can't see what they're up to. 2) Apparently, they're also super silent, so we can't even hear what they're scheming either! Conclusion: Owls = Illuminati. #goddamnit #fooledusall

Slaughter : This video is so soothing

Sam Malas : Does anyone else think it's messed up they used a bed of feathers in that experiment?

Duck : That's why the owl in hearthstone has the silence effect ;)

JamesThomas : Several times I have slept outside at night, been looking up at the stars, and had a white barn owl fly low across and through my vision. So smooth and silent, they leave behind only awe at their majestic passing. Little wonder aboriginal peoples have often seen them as symbolizing wisdom and mystical nature. Most beautiful, owls.

Ethan Ross : What was the music playing, anyone know?

Haze Newman : satisfying and astonishingly calming

Hefty Guy : Not only did the owl glide, but it did it quietly, but quiet doesn't matter when a Peregrine hits you at 240+ miles per hour haha.

iam kinza : OMG NAME TWINZ

Disney Channel Flow : Carol from the walking dead.

Animal Kidd : I love barn owls please do more videos on them.

Tariq Khan : Night vision, No noise, Long glide, Sharp talons = Ultimate Stealth fighter.

J Budi : Why is the owl given a starting height of two blocks (approximately three feet at 0:23) higher than the pigeon and hawk?! Seriously now, BBC, all the owl had to do was coast at a slightly downward angle for most of the trip to the other side which required minimal effort (or wing flaps, whatever). The 'loud birds' had to fly the same distance but also fly to a point at the same altitude, requiring them to beat their wings and make noise. Please explain why you didn't give all three birds the same starting positions of height, until you do I see this 'super powered silent owls' video as a failure of basic research.

Rob Lee : the speaker's voice is so relaxing

samfisher01 : The pidgeon sounds like zoidberg when it flies

pra izz : pigeon = honda civic peregrine falcon = ferrari FXX own = tesla P100D

Bryan M : And how can this be? For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!

Owl. : I was watching this and then I realized the irony that I’m watching this with my profile picture and name.

Franklin Cerpico : I came home the other night to a huge owl looking at me from a tree next to my drive way. I then flew to a neighboring tree when I got out to look at it. It looked magnificent. It looked big enough to kill a small racoon.

John Renz Avila : this is the most beautiful thing i've ever seen today

CoolbreezeFromSteam : Owl looks so strange in slo mo. It's like a small log is flying through the air

Green : You're a wizard Hedwig

MyOpinionMatterss : Or put the owl on a box so it can just glide.

Mason Machu : natural stealth fighter

p Mis : Why only the owl was given two boxs' height advantage!?

May Not : #teamrowlet

AndyRengifo : amazing!

Wyatt Cusick : For some reason the owl always looks like it's smiling

그레이박 : Wow She is very quiet when flying

Nananki : Silent as death. Beautiful.

Luis Bueno : Ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Job 12:7-10

Boy lamig Tilaram : Owls are silent hunters

Rozely Lindim : That was amazing..so theoretically that owl can fly longer and farther with less wing flap. A stealthy flyer.

shad 0119 : Conclusion : they all are PAID ACTORS

WonderWolf13 : Owls: the Bird Ninjas.