Owls have sharp claws and a hooked beak. They often fly noiselessly through the night in search of mice or othe small animals. However, not all owls are nocturnal. The short-eared owl and the snowy owl hunt during the day. Owls have long round wings, a short tail and feathers on their feet and legs. Their eyes are located on the disc-like face. So in order to look in other directions, they have to rotate their entire head. They're very good at doing that. In fact, they can almost rotate their head in a complete circle.