This great horned owl was injured and rescued by Pacific Wildlife Care - I've never seen an owl up that close before! What huge eyes they have! His handler said that he exerts 30 pounds of pressure with his talons!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
I was looking out my window today and saw a wonderful sight. Mama and Papa Bluejay were getting their little ones (not so little anymore) ready to "leave the nest". The youngsters looked like they were testing and exercising their wings. I think the parents were trying to encourage their brood to take to the skies! I watched for a long time, then went to fix lunch. When I returned, they were all gone. Whew! Another brood raised!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Well, raising a brood of bluebirds is no easy job! Mom and Pop Bluebird have been constantly looking for tasty morsels for their hungry babies! The babies are very vocal, and whenever one of the parents brings back a bug or worm, they're right at the door, mouths wide open! There are at least 4 babies. I watched them for about 30 minutes yesterday evening....they are very good parents - flying out to look for food, and bringing a variety of offerings back to their noisy offspring.
This is a nice, big juicy flying thing....I'll bet my babies will like it!
Okay, which one got the last bug?
Open wide....you'll love this fat worm!
I just can't seem to fill them up!
Guess we'll have to keep this up all night!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Once again Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird have chosen our birdhouse in which to raise their family! They have bypassed the "real" bluebird house for the ornamental birdhouse, but this is the 3rd year they have used it, so they must like it! The eggs have hatched (we peeked in) and mama and papa are extremely busy taking turns bringing home yummy birdy snacks for the hungry babies!