During my time spent on tumblr perusing photos of cute baby animals, I’ve seen a lot of photosets where a photo of a very cute plush doll was misidentified as a real baby owl. And I happen to think the real thing is fantastically adorably awkward and deserves to be cooed over too. So here is a photoset of actual baby owls for your viewing pleasure.
Tagging a fledged spotted owl! There were two owlets, but we were only able to catch one. The other refused to come within grabbing distance, despite constantly baiting it with a fake mouse on a string. Owls behave a lot like cats.
The capture mechanism was a modified fishing pole with a noose. The snared owls get reeled in - interesting to witness!
La mirada de las aves rapaces siempre me ha producido una inusitada fascinación. Una mirada que, habitualmente, desprende inteligencia, poder, incluso grandeza. Pero la de una lechuza es algo que va más allá, estamos hablando de unos ojos que no parecen de este mundo, si no que bien podrían pertenecer a un alienígena venido de una lejana galaxia. Sean cuales sean los secretos que esos ojos esconden, vistos y conocidos en mitad de la noche más profunda e impenetrable, bienvenidos sean.
Also known as the brown boobook, the brown hawk-owl is a species of boobook (Ninox spp.) which is a resident breeder in most of tropical south Asia, ranging from the Middle East to south China. Brown Hawk-owls typically inhabit well wooded country and forests. Like most owls, brown hawk-owls are nocturnal and feed on a range of small birds, mammals, lizards, frogs and insects. N. scutulata like other members of its genus earns the common name “boobook” due to its cools which are a soft, muscial oo-uk..oook-uk.