Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Owl

For years the night-time operators at our water plant have enjoyed the nocturnal visits of our resident Barred Owl. May actually be a pair of owls, but usually only one bird is seen hanging out. We only see them in the rainy season - May through October - when the the owl finds a convient perch for watching for a midnight snack, especialy near the lights. Sometimes we can see them flying up into the bugs attracted to the light to grab a tasty treat. Seems they like the mole crickets. We don't haress the bird and so it has been very willing to allow us get quite close at times. For some of the guys the owl has been like a mascot and is missed when the dry season comes around.

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