Saturday, February 11, 2012

A beautiful Owl

Today we got a visit from this masked owl. He is a great bird with soft feathers. Again, the villagers threw rocks at it in the trees until they damaged one of the wings and then chased it down.
I think this bread is called an Australia masked owl. Because of the colors of his feathers. Or maybe a Tasmania masked owl.
 His condition was in bad shape. Besides the injured wing, toxins were already in his blood stream which caused his talons to be paralyzed. I tried in vain to let him fly away, but he just flew about 20 yards then flopped back down to earth.
I don't expect him to last the night. So I just placed him in a secure place where he can pass in peace.