Bristles for days! Rictal bristles are the specialized feathers projecting from the base of beak. They are thought to help protect the face and eyes of insect-eating raptors, as well as to help birds detect movement of prey held in their beak.
I hit this poor we fulla on the way to the gym this morning 😭 he seemed to be doing okay by the time Scott from Oxford Bird Rescue came to pick him up, hopefully he makes a full recovery! So cute 😍 #owlsofinstagram#littleowl#isthatyouowl ?
Bagua / Pa Kua cut ceremonial hoop drum. As someone who is nourished by the tao, and has been consulting the I-Ching ☲ for quite some time, this drum could not be more perfect for me. 🙏☄🌟😊 ☄What a lovely Christmas Gift to receive.☄ My first of the kind. Magic of the number 8. Infinite blessings. It wasn't the stork, but perhaps a Little Owl 😊 that delivered this baby to me. Thank you for this superb shamanic perfectly crafted ceremonial blessing! ☄🌟☄
His name is: Ocholuces☄ 💖☄
I'd meant to post this the other day, but completely slipped my mind! This photo is from our Senior Keeper's archives, a good four/five years ago now, and he was telling us the story behind it. The photo shows one of our previous Little Owlets nibbling baby Fetlar's toes and making her squeal! 😂 Almost every single owlet goes through a stage of being obsessed with feet, whether it be their own feet, another owl's feet, human feet... The other day, grown-up Fetlar had been returning to her aviary after a flying display (she walks herself home 😛) On this occasion, though, she made a sat-nav error and took a wrong turn, accidentally ending up outside the aviary of Eretria, our current Little Owl 🦉. When Fetlar saw Tria, she instantly squatted down to keep her big fluffy feetsies safe from Tria's sharp little beak by hiding them beneath all of her layers of feather! 😂 Clearly an owlet-hood trauma that has never been forgotten - poor Fetlar 😋 #owls#owlets#traumatic#owlethood#scottishowlcentre#birdsofprey#owlsofinstagram#snowyowl#littleowl
Little owl fledgling – It was late one evening when I was returning from my badger site. The badgers had come out unusually early and whilst I’d usually hang around until the sun set I have never, in all the years that I have done that, had the badgers come back. Knowing that there was the possibility of seeing some little owls on the way home I packed up, hedged by bets and decided to try my luck with the owls. As soon as I arrived I could see one of the fledglings sitting in the nest hole and the best thing about his site was that I was able to use my car as a hide. With some scrim netting over my drivers’ window and every piece of my skin covered as best as I could I rolled my car into position, having cut the engine on my approach. I could already see the last remnants of evening light beginning to transit across the enormous oak tree and so it was only a matter of time before it fell upon the little owl fledgling. I just had to sit, wait and hope that either another car, or some dog walkers didn’t decide to come along at the last minute and spook the little ball of fluff back into the safety of its nest hole. Having this time to wait at least allowed me to ensure that I was correctly set up in terms of my exposure and I could also see that I wanted to include only the oak tree, eliminating as best as possible any other distractions in the image. As luck would have it the little owl remained in his spot and I was able to capture this image of him in what amounted to the last few seconds of evening light. Please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety @landrover_uk #littleowl#worklocally#ethicsbeforeimages#itsallabouttheluck#phototips#educateandinspire#nature#naturelovers#wildlifephotography#nature_brilliance#majestic_wildlife#wildlife .hd #wildlifeplanet#wildlife#featured_wildlife
🕊Птица должна быть красивой👑😍! Точнее она ничего никому не должна. Должны ей вы😊🍀🌸))) Как мыть Сову?Самостоятельное купание в ванночках недостаточно для птицы🛁. Не забывайте, что птица проводит много времени под дождем в лесу🌲🌧. Она может успеть спрятаться☔️, но иногда ливень застаёт ее на ветке и несколько часов тщательно промывает каждое перо. Не говоря уже о том, что это очень полезно для ороговевшего эпителия клюва и когтей😉💋🍀 В глаза 👀напрямую не лейте💦, но если чуть попадёте, то ничего страшного. Они хорошо защищены. Иначе вытаращенные в полёте они страдали бы от пыли и песка🌬🤓 #домовыйсыч#littleowl#athenenoctua#шико#chikot
A good introduction to predator-prey relationships and the use of sleep cycles as a survival mechanism. On its surface, a story following the time-honored trope of children deliberately disobeying their parents. Yet a certain darkness pervades what evolves into a tale of winged diurnal espionage. Is Little Owl—if that’s his real name—enjoying a newfound perspective, or is he gathering the locations of prey for his fellow nocturnal predators? What’s done in the dark will come to the light, but this time it involves tiny talons and a taste... for blood. I’d be moving if I were you, bunny. —————————————————
Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan