strigiform

The card back for the owl deck!

The back features every court symbol, as well as owl representatives from each court: Great Horned, Eastern Screech, Great Grey, and Barn Owl. At the front is the extinct Laughing Owl. I chose an extinct species for the card back as a way to look back on the extremely successful past that owls have had.

Want a deck?  Go here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maggock/strigiformes-a-deck-of-owls

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Great Horned Owl by Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
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NPS/Patrick Myers

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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.

1. Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) by Irawan Subingar
2. Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) by Ola Nowak
3. Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) by Lisa Morffiz
4. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) by Jim Cumming
5. Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops asio) by Greg Schneider
6. Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) by Alun Thomas
7. Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by Markpkn
8. Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) by Shaun Healey

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Great Horned Owl - March 4, 2017. by KMR Photography

anonymous asked:

Where's Owoliscious?

Owo…? What’s this? Oh, Owlowiscious. Of course. I’m rather tired, so I’m not thinking as clearly as I should. It’s been a long night of study and I really should be asleep, but I promised myself I would answer a letter before going to bed, so excuse me if I’m not entirely coherent.

Are you wondering where he is right now? Because I don’t know. I could call for him, but then if anything he’d come here. I suppose that means I would know where he is, but not where he was, wherever he is currently, before calling for him. It would be a clear case of the observer effect.

If you don’t know, owls are nocturnal, so they are the most active at night. Kind of like me sometimes, of course when I do it I end up sleep deprived and start babbling. Can you babble in writing? I suppose not. You can dabble in writing though, and that sounds rather similar.

Where was I? Ah yes, owls, to the order of Strigiformes. Owls are birds of prey adapted for night hunting and silent flight, possessing acute sight and hearing. But I think I’m missing something. Right, the matter of a specific owl.

Oh, well, if he’s not out and about he’s probably perching in the window of the tallest tower. He likes it there. I go up there sometimes to check on him and he does that thing where his head spins around almost entirely. It’s a bit creepy.

Well, there you have it, I suppose. I really need to get some sleep, so I’ll just send this off. Oh, no, Spike is asleep. Well, I’ll leave it for him to send in the morning. Then again, if I’m not sending it right now anyway maybe I should wait until tomorrow and maybe do some editing first. No, I’m sure it’s fine.