Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Close Encounters of a Bird Kind...


This is Wendy.  Or at least that is what we will call her or him.  Wendy is a Northern Pygmy Owl who had a little crash into our living room window this afternoon.  Husband went into bird rescue action and got Wendy back into form and managed to take a few pictures before letting Wendy fly off.  Of course, this wee owl, all 6 or 7" of crankiness,  was cursing at him in owl language.  Check out those talons and fuzzy legs!  We are happy to say that Wendy flew off across the field in what Husband described as a pure Harry Potter moment.  Who knew these little fellows lived in our woods!?

Of course we have had other close encounters is birds.  Who could forget the duck in the fireplace?



5 comments:

  1. Oh wow! She is beautiful. Same thing happened to me this past summer, I found a little screech owl in my backyard, picked her right up, put her in a kitty carrier and took her to the sierra wildlife rescue...they are amazing little creatures.

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  2. That is SO FANTASTIC! I've only seen an owl outside of a zoo ONCE, and it was in flight in the dark (it was pretty scary, actually). :)

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  3. That is amazing! I've never seen such a little owl. So glad that Wendy was able to fly off again... maybe to rejoin Peter Pan and the Lost Boys.

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  4. Ha ha! He is adorable, in a cranky sort of way!

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