Owls are creatures that few people ever see. This is because most owls, like many animals, are nocturnal in their habits—they are most active at night. Most owls hunt at night because they feed on mice and other small creatures that are also nocturnal. The owl is well equipped for night hunting.
It has large eyes and can see well in the dark. Its ears are so sensitive that it can hear a mouse scamper over the ground many yards away. And its feathers are so soft that there is hardly a sounds as it swoops down to capture its prey in its talons.– Dick Rogers