Owl News Articles Index - Page 57
Couple keeps eyes on owls
By Donna Kenny Kirwain, 2006-10-30
Seekonk, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - With her long flowing skirt and blond hair entwined with a wreath of glittering garland, Marcia Wilson evokes something magical.
But it is when she has a wildly flapping Eurasian Eagle Owl perched on her
arm that she really holds people spellbound.
Naturalist Marcia Wilson and her husband Mark, ...
Barn owls get a new lease on life
By Leah Etling, 2006-10-30, 3 comments
Paso Robles, California, U.S.A. - Ramona Messina found the barn owl sitting oddly on the ground near a riding
arena in Creston, barely breathing and unable to fly because of a damaged leg.
Messina said it looked as if the animal was trying to find help. It was out in
the midday sun, odd for an owl, and clearly disoriented. X-...
Owls still starts off show as Rock Springs Owl Prowl forced indoors by weather
By Valerie Wells, 2006-10-28
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A. - Cold, wet and windy weather kept the Illinois Raptor Center's annual Owl Prowl participants from their anticipated walk through the woods, but
it didn't stop them from meeting some local owls and learning about them.
''It's so cold and windy, I don't think if we called a barn owl he'd answer us...
Drivers, watch out for owls
By Sandy Fairfield, 2006-10-27
Merville, British Columbia, Canada - With shorter days ahead, most of us will spend more time driving in the dark.
This contributes to increased injuries to wildlife, especially owls that have to adjust their nighttime hunting schedules.
Over the past week, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has received three
Berkeley's Barn Owls: The View From 1926
By Joe Eaton, 2006-10-24
Berkeley, California, U.S.A. - Berkeley was a much different place 80 years ago. But then as now, it was prime barn owl territory. During the summer of 1926, E. Raymond Hall of UC's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology kept track of a family of owls nesting in the tower of the First Presbyterian Church that then stood at Dana and Channin...
Injured owls fill animal rehab
By Edward Hill, 2006-10-20
Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada - The animal rescue centre in Metchosin is seeing an abrupt influx of maimed
and injured owls, with one cruelly peppered by BB shot.
In past weeks, four Barred owls and one Northern Saw-whet owl have landed at the Wild Animal Rescue Centre (Wild ARC) for emergency treatment.
An X-ray illuminat...
Owls put a smile on faces of residents
Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, England, U.K. - Residents at Chorleywood Beaumont residential home made some new feathered
friends last week.
Chrissie and her owls visited the residents as part of a pet therapy scheme,
designed to inspire and rehabilitate.
Harry Crane, 92, overcame his apprehension and held an Indian Eagle Owl.
In the presence of owls
By PJ Bremier, 2006-10-14
Marin, California, U.S.A. - At this time of year, it's easy to be suspicious of anything that goes bump in the night, but don't count on that being an owl. Not only does an owl have good night vision, but its hearing is so acute, that it can virtually ''see'' in total darkness. But, if owls are only out at night, when do peopl...
Two owls fly free in Scarborough
By Erica Thoits, 2006-10-11
Scarborough, Maine, U.S.A. - Two great horned owls flew freely for the first time in their lives Friday, released in Eddie Woodin's back yard in Scarborough after a year of rehabilitation with the Center for Wildlife in York.
''We're trying to get the word out that there's hope for these birds,'' said
Woodin, who is heavily ...
Owls in their element as Halloween nears
By Mary Taylor Young, 2006-10-09, 1 comment
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. - October is the month for owls.
Owls of one flavor or another are around all year. But when that harvest moon edges into the sky, when the air turns chill and pumpkins appear on front
porches, it seems a season ready-made for these magical birds of the night.
Owls come out to hunt at dusk, one ...