3.23.2010

Tiny Tuesday: Owlettes are hatching RIGHT NOW! Go look!



How exciting! Molly, a mother barn owl, is currently in the business of hatching five tiny owlettes! Coming to you LIVE from the Owl Box, we can all witness these goo-covered babyheads emerge from their shells. Watch as Molly lovingly regurgitates dismembered rat carcasses into their peeping mouths! These are the tender moments that I live for. <3 <3

I really sweat the barn owl. See how beautiful and majestic they are? One time, Kurt and I went on an owl-themed date, how dorky is that? We attended a lecture about local owl species - my favorite part was when the owl handler explained how mother and baby barn owls line up on a single branch, wing to wing, and sway in unison to their own eerie song.

Also worth note: orphaned owls find motherly love in stuffed toy.


3 comments:

  1. WWWHOOOAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!1111one

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  2. I missed how it happened, but some time as I turned to another window as she was sleeping, she started making a bunch of noise, and is now eating a giant dead rabbit?? THANK YOU FOR THIS! I might broadcast this beauty tomorrow at work to my students. Eff it!

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  3. So, have you guys been checking in on mamma owl? The babies are hatched and all furry now! oomph.

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