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Any owls lovers here?

Turkmenian eagle owl hooting - YouTube
Cash the Turkmenian eagle owl was very rude to me. Hooting like that! This is the problem with imprinted owls

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Sounds like he fancy's you Daisy.

I love em except when they break into my house at 3am and fly around my kitchen stirring up my dogs. Darn thing was trying to catch bogon moths.
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That's a funny noise! I'll have to see if the boy's can mimic that!!
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Ahahaha, cute! I would love to work with owls. Snowy owls are my favorite!



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Snowy owls are lovely birds when flying (somebody trained one to fly to a swinging lure on YouTube) but they're hard to keep happy. If the temp goes up all kinds of bad things happen to them!

Hehe, I did meet Jack in a party in the woods, maybe he was hooting?

Kate, I laughed so much! How on earth did it get in?! How big was it haha!?

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I dont think i was hooting i like the fact they catch moths though ... i dont like moths i love owls though cant wait to get my white faced scops owl
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He flew in through the back door which I leave open so the dogs can get in or out when they need to. I have a very secure back yard, 6 ft fencing right round and there is actually a locked door to get into the yard instead of a gate. I usually sleep with a light on (mainly because I read to get to sleep and I doze off with the light still on). So there was enough light for him to come in. I woke up at 3am with the dogs bashing around trying to catch him. I turned the light on in the bathroom and got him in there and closed the door. I let him out in the morning. He spent the night on the rod for the shower curtain.

It was a full grown Boobook Owl. Thankfully it was not a Powerful Owl, they are huge. Now he just gets in the tree at the front of the house and hunts the moths that fly past my living room window. I really hate it when he hits the window, scares the living daylights out of me. The moths are attracted by the light in the living room.

I laughed about it afterwards too Daisy but I wasn't greatly impressed at the time.
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Ahhhh Boo's are not big at all, that's not too bad. Not seen a powerful owl in person! Your dogs must of been more shocked than you haha!

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Unless you come to Australia you probably won't get to see a Powerful Owl. They are exceedingly rare even here and they are actually found round where I live. They are our biggest owl and only found on the East Coast and no further inland than the Great Dividing Range. Check them out on Wiki.

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The Boobook is our smallest owl and incredibly cute.

The dogs were not shocked just annoyed at this thing flying around the kitchen.
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They look huge! I'd seen pics of them in the past but only drawings. They look massive!

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If you read the article Daisy it has their size and their weight. Males are bigger and can get to around 4lb.
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That is pretty big. Our Maxi weighed just over 6 and a half, she was a European eagle owl it's odd that the male is larger, that's really odd!

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Kate I have 2 words for you my friend! DOGGY DOOR!

They work a treat, except when the local natives work out how to use it after watching the dogs!
The count for us so far is a fox, a crow and a couple of Ringtail possums, my sister has just the magpie

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Shaun the dog door is in the works but unfortunately my renovations came to a screaming halt when I ran out of money, help and health. I have an awning at the back of which half is going to be a verandah when I can get the floor in. Half closed in with bird wire at the top half and a fly screen door with a dog door in it, and blinds. That verandah will then be used as a bird area with a few pet birds. Tiled floor, laundry tub for washing cages and brooders (easier than a sink as it is wider and deeper) hot and cold running water. Large table for hand raising and shelving for the brooders. A sofa and coffee table at one end near the sink for sitting and playing with birds and also for entertaining prospective new baby owners.
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you mean new prospective bird owners like me?? hehehe!

I left the bedroom after spending an hour just sitting and talking with him, you should hear Bobby calling for someone now!

Kate, this new bird area sounds awesome! Sounds like I'm going to need to come up and paint some mural work on the walls!

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Just don't hold your breath waiting Shaun, it was started in 2005 and the money and help ran out. I would rather get the rest of the inside done first and that is not any time soon.

As long as it is a nice mural and not just tagging.
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Wow, powerful owls are big!

And Daisy, for some reason the vid is messing up (I blame this stupid broadband -.-).

And I LOVE owls... here's some pics from the Oklahoma City Zoo...

Burrowing Owl



Great Horned Owl



Eastern Screech Owl, red phase


Barn Owl
Um... I have no idea what this one's doing... I hope it isn't dead! Could be sick from all the children screaming (;~




Quality's bad because they're JPGs, my mortal enemy.
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It's not my video hopefully! It was working fine before

I love those pics how cute! I hope that barn owl is okay, young owls may cuddle up and lie down on the floor but that doesn't look right. It's how Snoopy looked about two weeks ago and she was dead

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Just don't hold your breath waiting Shaun, it was started in 2005 and the money and help ran out. I would rather get the rest of the inside done first and that is not any time soon.

As long as it is a nice mural and not just tagging.
Kate, if I was fit and able I would donate my time to help finish the center but tis not the case.
I might try and organise something through FB later in the year, i'm stretched to the max on my fundraising abilities right now

And tagging, urmm no!

Common sense: about as extinct as the Dodo!


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this is my favorite owl i would love to have one of these i think they are so pretty they are barn owls. i so wish i could have one
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