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Sometimes you just gotta laugh. Otherwise you cry.

Thanks to ensemble5 for this one!

Indian Scops Owls brood of young © by the Dutch photographer Peter Otten

Thanks to my younger daughter, who knows that I have some sort of relationship with owls... (see the owls tag...)

BTW, if you ever read “My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell, it was a baby Scops owl that he found as a young boy and smuggled home. One of my all-time favourite books!

One of many fun illustrations by David Mottram - thanks, Yobaba!

(Yobaba's fine blog, BTW, features an entertaining view of right-wing US politics and religion that for me is somehow perfectly captured by "half-caf" and "regular"!)

If you like this...

[Sleepless nights...]

From the page:

This young barn owl is one in a million after being born with a rare genetic condition that has made her feathers jet black.

Sable, who is two years old, suffers from melanism, a 100,000-to-one gene mutation that makes her the exact opposite to an albino.

Dark-hued owls are normally killed at birth by their confused mothers but Sable was born in captivity and so she survived, meaning she is one of only three in existence in Britain.


This is the current avatar of Toetie, a lady from the Netherlands (and another SU refugee) whose pages are filled with great art.

"Me and Glasha", a self-portrait by the Russian photographer and nature enthusiast Lilia Tkachenko

"Owls Talking" by the great Russian photographer Lilia Tkachenko

One of many delights to be found on Cat's fine pages, which are full of humour, an obvious passion for nature, animals and the environment, beautiful art and images, French and English poetry, and much else besides.

A visit is highly recommended.

(When I find out where she has moved to, I'll update this!)

If you like this...

[Rein Hofman - one of the best owl photographers in the world]

Long Eared Owl © by Rein Hofman, probably one of the best bird photographers on the planet