Owls

I’m very found of birds of prey. Two years ago I hold for the first time an owl, a tawny owl… Pippin. This year I had the pleasure to hold that same bird!! I must admit I didn’t recognize it, but when the owner told me his name I knew it was the same owl.

So, here it is Pippin after 2 years:
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He was hunting right now, but he is too lazy to be bothered to actually fly away. It was funny nevertheless.
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He is 2.5 years old, halfway thru his life in the wild. But, at the center, he will probably reach 15! I love that.
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Isn’t he extremely cute? Love the face and big eyes. Also, he has a very important job, going with his owners to special schools, so kids can see and interact with the native birds.
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The big owl is an Indian breed, I can’t remember the name. She is 9 and can live up to 50 in captivity, much more than in the wild.
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I just have to stop and look at them every time they are in the city center. Just love them. Very soon we’ll visit a falconry center that’s quite close to us (30 minutes drive is close 😀 ). One center has vultures, my favourite birds of prey, can’t wait.

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