In which we go on a bit of a tangent about owls
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In this week’s comic Sloth says that someone is “a hoot,” which set off a whole thinking about owls, which is how this works.
Here is an owl now:
Slight Aside but Not Really
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Sloth and (Moon)atee
Sloth and Manatee are friends, currently cruising around on the Moon with a band of tardigrades (water bears) who are microscopic - getting around has been a bit of a project. Now that they are all together, Sloth has made a backpack for the tardigrades’ tiny tree home. Let’s see how that’s going:
(I’m not gonna say what song that is but if you know, comment! Otherwise if nobody knows I’ll say it next week, and if somebody does know, we’ll celebrate!)
A Fellow On The Train
I just love observing people/owls. Don’t you?
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A Music Link for Your Facemakes a monthly instrumental piece, guaranteed to chill you out while you are listening for owls in the night.
Apparently it is quite difficult to study owl populations, because very few of them build their own nests or burrows, so it’s difficult to say if a nest is in fact the home of an owl or not. They could be there, they could not be there. It’s not like they leave little suitcases with their names written on little labels. Or maybe they do, I’ve never looked.
Here are Some Owls Enjoying Theater
Which I am sure that they do. With lil hats.
And What Would This Be Without Some Actual Owl Sounds?
Here are sound samples of five different owls doing their thing, from the Audubon site. We have Great Horned Owls in the oak trees by our house, and at night we can often hear them talking with each other. One will be close, another one far away, and they go back and forth. It is truly lovely.
Not an Owl, but…
Okay enough of this nonsense!
May you hear an owl hoot, may you have some reason this week to say, “That’s a hoot!”, won’t you be my neighbor?