Sunday, October 16, 2011

Owls (289/365)

2011 10 16 _MG_5780w

2011 10 16 _MG_5767w“I rejoice that there are owls.... They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have.“

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 139, Houghton Mifflin (1906).

TIME:  12:32 & 12:25 PM
PLACE:  Wildbirds Unlimited
SUBJECT:  “Miss Mocha” - a Short-eared owl & “Boomerang” - a Barred owl

Wildbirds Unlimited had the Treehouse Wildlife Center in today with two birds of prey for people to see.  These owls are permanent residents of the Treehouse due to certain physical conditions that preclude them being released back into the wild.  StellaDella and I went to take a look at them.   They are such beautiful and majestic birds – even when Miss Mocha released some owl pellets on the floor.

1 comment:

Mari said...

Nice pics! I think owls are pretty amazing!