My owls

by Tes Haf June. 28, 2017 912 views

Although this photo is from last year, the story is worth telling...

Vincenzo and Uma

Vincenzo and Uma

These two little owls lived in a hole under the roof, above my bed. We named them Vincenzo and Uma. When I say 'we', I mean my dad. Although I could always hear them making lots of noise, I could only see them when they sat on the neighbor's roof. They had chicks, and suddenly, the volume went up a lot more ! Sadly, we think the chicks didn't make it...

We expected the couple to move. But when spring came again, we were delighted to see them back. This year, they have three chicks. I know this because they once fell into my room. We do however think that Uma is now an only parent.

This morning, I was woken up by one of the chicks, now fledgling, falling onto my bed and not succeeding to find the way out of the room. After I opened all the windows, he (or she, I don't know) found his way home.

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Robert Taylor 3 years, 7 months ago

OH WOW,, thankyou for sharing this story, i read it first thing this morning and its going to keep me smiling through the entire day,, great photo,

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Heike 3 years, 8 months ago

Great story !

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Ram Ya 3 years, 8 months ago

Wow, owls nesting under your roof? I always thought they nest in tree hollows.
Thanks for sharing.

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tes Haf Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, little owls prefer old stone buildings. I thought they liked abandoned places, but apparently, my house is fine !

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