Monday, October 28, 2013

Owl eXcitement!


Last week when I went in for my regular dentist check-up,
I got the scoop and the photos for this post from my dental hygienist!

She stated that as she was going in to work at the clinic that morning,
she heard crows carrying on and making a much louder
commotion than their usual cries.


Her curiosity got the best of her,
so she went over to investigate the source of the crow's outcries.
Note the blue laundry basket...
This is what she and a co-worker used to capture
an owl that was being attacked by the crows!

After successfully placing the basket over the owl,
a call was made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
This department is specially trained to deal with wild creatures
who wander out of their natural environment.

If the owl is healthy,
he will be returned to the wild.
If he needs medical attention,
we have a local veterinarian that will tend to his needs.


Many thanks to my dental hygienist Dena Sparks, 
who furnished the material for this story,
and allowed me to publish her photos as well!
Great photos from a cell phone, don't you think?

I've done a couple of other posts on owls,
Hopefully this owl was healthy enough not to need rehab.
(Click on the link above to take you to this post.)

To see more wonderful bird posts from all over the world,
check out Stewart Monckton's Wild Bird Wednesday!

And as always,
click HERE to take you to my latest post
on writing the Names of God on Rocks!









27 comments:

pattisjarrett said...

I didn't know crows would attack an owl. I'm glad this beautiful creature was saved from them. Thanks to everyone involved!

Joy said...

What an extra ordinary day:) nice to see the owl!
Have a nice day:)

Jedidja said...

Very interesting to read, Joy.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful barred owl! hope he's okay.

lissa said...

how wonderful. I like hearing creatures being saved.

have a great day.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so glad he is getting to go back home.

Carole M. said...

a nice ending for this owl...a great photo shoot opportunity for your dental nurse

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Esther
What a wonderful way to start a day with seeing an Owl so close.It is a beautiful bird and I do hope it was uninjured.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

What a beautiful bird! I hope it was okay.

Leovi said...

Excelent, I like that owl and live in their natural habitat! Greetings!

Jen said...

Beautiful. One year we had an owl hanging out in our back yard. One late evening, i found him perched on our basketball goal. We were concerned for our puppy. I thinking he was watching. Yikes!

VBR said...

Nearby a flock of crows (a gang actually! the little thugs!) that lives in the trees two houses away. When they start their racket the noise is unbelievable. I imagine when they are on the attack it must be incredible. I am hoping the owl will be okay. Such a beautiful face.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful story and great post ~ such wonderful work of all concerned ~ Glad the owl is safe ~ carol, xx

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

so pretty! they really are beautiful birds...

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Wow, the zoomed pics really show his beauty! Looks like he was happy to have been rescued :)

Lola said...

Such an interesting *X* post – great photography!

Happy Hallowe’en!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Along with Great Gray Owls, Barred Owls are my Favorites! I just love them and I am so glad that your Dentist and others were able to help this beauty from the attack of the Crows. Crows and Ravens can really take them down and these images show a healthy bird that will do well...just need to get tough!

Birgit said...

The owl is beautiful! I hope it can be brought back into the wild soon. And no more crow attacks!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm so glad the owl is being looked after!

doMesstique-cated Mummy said...

Hello Joy! This was very interesting post. Thanks for the good share.

Hugs to you!
Melody

Dave said...

Well done to you all...... humans giving something back, great story and yes great images

Sue said...

Crows can be so mean and territorial. I put on in my Halloween story this year for just that reason. They are kinda creepy in their own way.

Glad the owl was saved.

=)

edenhills said...

I love owls! How nice that they were there to help this one out.

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Stewart M said...

Much nicer to see an owl than visit the dentist!

Good that it was being well looked after.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pamela said...

Love a story with a good ending. And certainly more fun to hear about the own than get a tooth pulled!

Jenny said...

The eXuberance of owls is astonishing...

The eXistence of wildlife preservers should be more appreciated for their efforts. They play an important role in preventing these endangered animals from becoming eXtinct...

Thanks for linking to the letter "X"!

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