Sunday, January 11, 2009

Owl Watch – Winter Edition

After a torrent of emails, well actually one, and in my capacity as Mrs. H's conduit to the blogosphere, here's an owl update.
The owl box has been improved with the addition of a rooftop patio; this is designed to avoid them falling off as easily as they did last year. This is, of course, assuming they return. Last night when Mrs. H returned from Edinburgh at about 9.15 pm she saw one of the owls fly out from beneath the barn; we know they've been in there a lot during the cold weather as they leave their droppings.

Mrs. H also suggests a visit to Jim Wilson's web site. Jim lives in the Lammermuir Hills and has to be one of the best wildlife photographers in Britain; his owl photographs are both staggering and beautiful.

6 comments:

r morris said...

An owlhouse even Donald Trump would love---if he were an owl.
i hope your friends return, mr and mrs H, and am fortunate to have seen your feathered friends.

Birthday Girl said...

I'm dead jealous of your owls' 'sitooterie' (or should that be sit-hooterie?); I've been trying to get my husband to build me one for years!
I agree with your verdict on Jim Wilson's photography. We've got a selection of barn owl photos by him and they are absolutely stunning.
A belated happy new year!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lucky owls, getting a patio!

Selena Dreamy said...

Beware of owls coming down the chimney!

They seek warmth this time of year. I know, because it happened to me...

Mrs H said...

Selena Dreamy It mentions owls warming themselves on chimneys in the book I am currently reading "Blue Remembered Hills" by Rosemary Sutcliff

I hope the owl was okay.

Selena Dreamy said...

Well, Mrs. H, the owl that came down my chimney was black with soot - gave me a heck of a fright.

Best, I think, to put a chicken-wire on top of the flute.

And thank you for keeping us up to date...