Sunday, June 13, 2010

Barn Owl Owlets

A brood of owlets have made themselves at home in my grandparents' machine shed. The owlets are some of the weirdest babies I have ever seen! When my family and I walked into the shed to view the nest, the building was filled with an eerie hissing noise. I actually thought my brother was using some machinery or something, but the echoing hisses were the owlets! To see the birds, we had to climb up a combine and peak into a washtub perched on the rafters (weird place for a washtub) where the mama owl took up residence. As the strange little demon faces peered back at us, the owlets swayed back and forth in some sort of hypnotic dance as they hissed. It was so weird! I'm going to try and get it on video before they leave the nest. Owlets are so cool! Freaky--but cool. :)

9 comments:

Nichol said...

Pretty cool to get to see though. Surprised mama owl didn't see you, that could have been bad.

Katie said...

There so fuzzy! I'd be tempted to pet one :-)

Gina said...

Those would have been cool to see in person. You did get some good shots of them.

heavenisabookstore said...

THAT IS COOL! They do look kinda funny, but what babies don't look a bit odd?

Peggy said...

Wow! That is incredible!! I called my family to look at the pictures and everyone was amazed--you are right--kinda creepy:)

Ginny Marie said...

Those are amazing pictures! I would say "freaky" is the right word for them!

Michaela (aka Mama Michie) said...

Oh they're co cute in an ugly sort of way! I be they were great to see in person.

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Sadie said...

That's amazing!! What an experience. They are SOOO ugly that they're cute!!

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