Experiment! How Does An Owl Fly So Silently? | Super Powered Owls | BBC

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Trap Music Now. : Oh, Hedwig.

Oswald Rayleigh : less flap more glide...

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

ValleyoftheKings64 : Ten points to Gryffindor!

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

GreatGrandCarrot : This proves that owls are just winged cats.

David Preza : he's got Dead Silence on

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.

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

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

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?"

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.

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

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

Rob Lee : the speaker's voice is so relaxing

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

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.

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

Slaughter : This video is so soothing

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

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

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

Sachin Prakash raj : Harry potter

Haze Newman : satisfying and astonishingly calming

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

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

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

Sumukh : Because he is ‘knocked’ Owl that's why he's silent xD

Guess Who Am I : *Amazing!*

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

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

John Null : If I was sober would this video still be interesting?

iam kinza : OMG NAME TWINZ

Green : You're a wizard Hedwig

borgus schmorgus : isn't the reason behind owls flying silent have to deal t with the type of feathers that they have?

Disney Channel Flow : Carol from the walking dead.

Factologist : The beauty of EVOLUTION

samfisher01 : The pidgeon sounds like zoidberg when it flies

Andre George : Why did they give the owl twice the elevation for takeoff in comparison to what the other 2 had.... Owl privilege

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.

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

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

Tyler Randolph : He does fly silent but: Bad data. The Owl had an extra 18" of vertical vs the other birds for that short of a glide path etc etc

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

Nananki : Silent as death. Beautiful.

MiLoHWD1983 : Who the hell narrates this..? His voice is so.. Soothing.. So relaxing...

Mzone : natural stealth fighter

Sophia Vu : Why is this so soothing... Lol!

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