Owl News Articles Index - Page 50
Eagle owls found nesting
Quernmore, Lancashire, England, U.K. - A Footpath in the Trough of Bowland has been temporarily closed after a pair of eagle owls were found nesting there.
Conservationists said the two birds had escaped from captivity and were
currently rearing three chicks on land near Dunsop Bridge.
And while the exact location of the birds re...
Tafoya students give a hoot about owls
Davis, California, U.S.A. - Two sixth grade classes at Tafoya Elementary School recently installed 15
artificial burrows for owls as a part of their service learning project.
The burrows were installed at the Wild Horse Golf Course in Davis and with Dan
Garrett Landscape Company donating the valve boxes used in the proj...
Baby owls rescued by power company workers
By Roberta Fugate, 2007-05-15
Sussex, New Jersey, U.S.A. - Last week two baby screech owls were safely returned to their home high atop a maple tree, with a little help and generosity from some human friends.
The owls were found next to a construction dumpster near Saint Clare's Hospital
in Sussex within a few days of each other. The first baby found w...
Warmer world is good for the owls
By Tony Henderson, 2007-05-08
Keilder, Northumberland, England, U.K. - Forty years of studying wildlife have convinced top North-East naturalist Brian Little that global warming is here - and is accelerating fast.
Brian, from Blaydon in Gateshead, has plotted the fortunes of birds of prey in
the Kielder area of Northumberland and since 1980 has been involved in a ...
A spotted owl fix
By Susan Palmer, 2007-05-06, 1 comment
Oregon, U.S.A. - Brunch arrives for owl K1O/R at about 11:15 a.m. in the form of a small white mouse, delivered via human to a log in a stand of old and middle-age trees in the Willamette National Forest.
The mouse, born and raised in a cage, knows nothing of its peril. It has a few
seconds to sniff the bark of...
Owls working hard to pay off their mortgages
By Charleen Earley, 2007-05-04
Oakley, California, U.S.A. - A handful of custom homes have given Oakley residents something to hoot about lately, even though they're tiny one-bedrooms with dowels for doormats. A little too small for people, they're perfect for birds – barn owls, to be exact.
They're perched 16 feet above Continente Nut LLC vineyards, whic...
Area wildlife center rehabs owls
By David Garbe, 2007-05-04
Aurora, Illinois, U.S.A. - The baby great horned owl May Kelly found flapping helplessly in
the yard of her Aurora home was a classic suburban conundrum: What does a city
person do when the harsh realities of nature show up at the front door?
Kelly didn't know much about owls, but it was clear this one was in trouble.
Baby owls a real hoot
By Mary Hopkin, 2007-05-04
Benton City, Washington, U.S.A. - The long, loud hiss sounds as if steam is escaping from the box as Michele Caron moves it slowly across the wooden floor.
Caron lifts the lid to reveal four baby barn owls, their dark eyes peering out
from heart-shaped faces. The owlets' bodies are covered in white down and their
Orphaned owls find new cuddly-toy mum
Marchwood, Hampshire, England, U.K. - A group of orphaned baby owls snuggle up to a cuddly toy which has become their surrogate mum after they were found on the brink of death in the wild.
The tiny tawny owl chicks burrow in under the fluffy toy's wings to keep warm
after they were separated from their own mothers.
The chicks, a...
Sixth-graders take care of owls, and learn in the process
By Donna Vavala, 2007-04-29, 1 comment
Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S.A. - A sixth-grade class at Surfside Middle School gives a hoot about owls. The kids took a tutorial on the nocturnal birds and expanded on it in a big way. They constructed and painted a 2-by-3-foot wooden box they hope will be home to an owl family.
A bucket truck hoisted the box into a pine tree on...