Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boreal Ecstasy

Awesome bird. Something about the petting comes across a bit creepy though...what do you think? Was the bander on ecstasy? I guess holding a Boreal Owl is probably a pretty cathartic experience.


  1. Does the little chirruping sound mean "oooh yeah, more to the left" or does it mean "do that again and I'm taking your finger"?

  2. Hmmm...being that close to a Boreal Owl would be pretty sweet. On the other hand (pun point!), it's funny to have many birders and enviros get so vocal about people not approaching or spooking birds while trying to see and/or photograph them, but then it's ok to net them and give them a deep massage, which must be kinda terrifying for the birds.

    1. Yup, Science demands sacrifices. Banding has to be done though...well, usually.