A Little Owl Update

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This is Alex, our Barn Owl. We got him when he was only¬†four weeks old, and now he’s just shy of three months. My husband, the Falconer, is teaching Alex to do owlish things, such as flying at night and hunting for mice in grass. Already, Alex has learned to fly away and return to the glove, which is a real milestone in training birds of prey. So far, so good.

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A Baby Owl: A Small Excuse for Not Writing

Yes, I’ve been too busy to write much this week. And here’s the reason why:

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This is Alex, aka Owlex. A four-week-old Barn Owl that we got from the Avian Conservation Center near Charleston, SC.¬† My husband is a falconer, so he knows quite a bit about birds of prey, but this is his first owl. So far, Alex is eating well, taking small bites of mice from the Falconer’s hand. And he sleeps a lot (the owl, not my husband). It was easy to fall in love with this little guy.

Maybe one day, Alex will look like this:

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Image by DannyMoore1973 on Pixabay