My Pal The Great Horned Owl
Owlie - The Great Horned Hunter
A Great Horned Owl lives out in back of my house, in a nature preserve for birds. It's a swampy area between us and the Napa River in California. I am very fortunate to be living here.
I heard this owl probably six months before I actually saw him. Maybe her, I don't know.
Although I think of him warmly, he is a wild animal, a predator. The Night Eagle is deadly and silent in battle. Fierce also. I salute you, Owlie.
Photo by Guy Polewaczyk
Great Horned Owl Hooting At Moon
Symbolism Of The Owl
An ancient bird the owl is, full up with ancient wisdom and a keen hunter's eye. Protective, mystical. Many cultures consider the owl to be the symbol of death; some Native American tribes, the Japanese, and the Romanians see the owl as bad fortune, a bad omen. Death, misfortune, and punishment on the one hand, and on the other, wisdom, clarity of sight.
Ode To An Owl
Authored by Linda M Hahn
Most magical of creatures,
You who've walked with gods.
And hunted with angels.
Power becomes you,
Eat what you kill.
My Backyard Owl
In The Backyard
Legend Of The Owl - A Few Facts
North & South America
2 - 5.5 pounds. The male is smaller.
Mates for life. Appropriates the nest of other birds in the midst of winter. Tough bird.
Carnivore, they eat small animals, and lots of other birds too.
5 to 15 years in the wild
Vintage Crystal Owl Pendant
Great Horned Owl
Although some owls are on the endangered list, at this time Great Horned Owls are not.
Some owls that are at varying levels of endangerment are Boreal, Flammulated, Burrowing, Short Eared. The Laughing Owl and many others are already extinct.
What can we do? Save the forests, save the earth. Save the birds.
Save The Owls
Owls are good to humans. For instance, they eat rodents.
Magical Properties Of The Owl
This mystical creature is in tune with the dark. It sees with detailed clarity. The owl looks to me like a cat sitting in the tree, all watchful perky ears and yellow eyes that see in the dark.
Photos of Great Horned Owls
- Great Horned Owls, Great Horned Owl Pictures, Great Horned Owl Facts - National Geographic
Learn all you wanted to know about great horned owls with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.
- Great Horned Owl, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Learn how to identify Great Horned Owl, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. With its long, earlike tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare, and deep hooting voice, the Great Horned Owl is the quintessential owl of storyboo
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