Just recently the BTO sent us information on the Barn owl that we had to visit. For starters he is a she, Jac felt he was a she at time.She was very gently with us except when she court my hand with her claw. It was only a light touch but cut my finger quit badly. The man from Weirfield Hospital said you need to be very carefull of their feet. That is why falconer ware gloves.
While on the subject of wild life, this year so far has been quite good for spotting rare birds, I say rare because I’m not a bird watcher looking to spot fowl. On several occasions whilst walking the fat controller (our border trolley) we have seen a white heron in the small stream between the houses. A first ever for me and the area. To add to that on two occasion in the same place we have seen a kingfisher’s sudden flash of blue as it disappears up the stream into the distance.
- Rescued Puyallup barn owl released into wild (thenewstribune.com)
- Blandford Nature Center is releasing its barn owl, after prepping poisoned bird for the wild (mlive.com)
- Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #30 (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
- Hurricane Sandy and unusual birds (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Getting to Know Birds of Prey (essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Barn Owl by Conrad Tan (500px.com)