Saturday, September 15, 2007

Belfry the Barn Owl

Belfry the Barn Owl
Originally uploaded by jhhymas
Don't say, "Enough with the birds, already." Isn't this one a cutie? He is pictured in his indoor living space where he gets loving daily care, including, when needed, beak trimming with a Dremel tool and some talon filing. Fed on dead and gutted mice or day old chicks prepared the same way, this owl is in training to be a school or educator owl. Quite charming manners! We saw other great stuff, too.
But the excellent lecture on bird banding (Ed Pike is studying screech owls, and--who knew?--they migrate and travel long distances) had no practical demonstration, because no bird flew into the mist net. I took my grandson and a fine time was had by all.

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