Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monday, Monday

Sorry I didn't get around to posting last week.  Its been a little busy and I was just so worn out from having a TreeTop cleanup Saturday and Sunday.  I was just worthless Monday and its amazing I got up and out to celebrate the hub's birthday with some of the family.
Princess approves of the cleanup.

Now on to some Owl goodies.  In one of my previous posts I showed you some Owly pajamas (that I got for Christmas!!!).  Well, there's a whole line of stuff matching it out there that you can find at Endless and Amazon.  I really like this travel set....and the zipper pulls are owls!

And then there are these cute pajama pants. 
(I do love pajama pants...its a must when I walk thru the door from a long day at work.)

We were in World Market the other day and they had some really nice Owl pillows.  We didn't get them because they would just be ruined by the kittens who think everything is a toy for them to play with.  I couldn't find it on the website and my oldschool cell doesn't have a camera on you'll just have to go there to see them. I did however find this plaque in the clearance section AND they had an additional percentage off.  I'm just bummed they didn't have more than one.

Have a great week everyone.

The Owl

Monday, February 15, 2010

Southern Snow and a few Owl Odds and Ends

Its rare here in the south to get any accumulation of snow.  We usually only get a semi-decent amount once per winter, but this winter has been extraordinary for us. We've had several occasions of snow, but this past weekend we had a good amount, especially in the park.  Our house didn't see very much:
Looking out from the upper deck.

But the Park was just beautiful!
At TreeTop Nature Trail

Gazebo between Enclosure 5 & 6

This was taken on 2-13 of what I always call the "paddle boat lake".  The sun was out and the temperatures were climbing fast which made the snow melt even faster.

Looking into the woods at the Alabama Wildlife Center.

I was able to get some great shots of the birds at the feeder.
American Goldfinchs

This Eastern Phoebe was hanging out all day gleaning something off of the Sumac pods.  I finally got her while she was on a break.  One of my favorite baby birds.

Carolina Chickadee

Dark-eyed Junco

Lucky for the above birds, this gal was at TreeTop Nature Trail.
I had just finished feeding the raptors at TreeTop and headed to my car when I spotted this girl fly to a perch in this pine tree.  I zoomed in as faaaaaarrr as I could and steadied the camera as much as I could (it was cold and I was a bit shivery).  A Cooper's Hawk in adult plumage!

I have a few Owly goodies for ya.  I was on a hair accessory hunt to complete my ensamble for Wild About Chocolate and stopped in Forever 21.  Oh how many Owl accessories they had!!  Most of it was gold, which is not my thang, but they did have a few pieces in silver. 
I was going to get this necklace

But I could wear this one more easily (not being in the least fashionable to wear the prior)
and it was a bit cheaper .

Its a good thing the store didn't have this bag, because I woulda gotten it too and I really don't need it.

They didn't have this shirt in my size, thank goodness.  I'm really trying to save and pay off some stuff. Gosh its so hard!
There were a few other stores that had Owls in their accessories...Claires, Wet Seal so be on the lookout cause they're everywhere!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Quick Owly Monday

Its been a pretty busy week at the Owl house.  Enjoyed the evening and EARLY morning in Lake Guntersville State Park for Eagl Weekend.  We presented some of our education raptors and had a really great crowd.  We got up early for a 6am bird trip that produced 8 Bald Eagles coming off of roost! So amazing! At 9am we headed out to the dam and watched an active Eagle nest.  The babies were small so it was difficult to see them, but Mom was on the nest and would occassionaly reach down to them and Dad was flying by and hunting for food.  Its just incredible to see them in the wild.

I was finally able to get some pictures of the Barn Owl Babies.  They're almost ready for release!

And the barbed wire Barn Owl is ::thisclose:: to being healed.  Amazing.

Thats it.  I'm working on a few projects to post and working on getting some of our Africa trip pictures together.  I might do those in several different posts. 
Have a great week everyone!
The Owl

Monday, February 1, 2010


Here we are again.  Its Owly Monday time (kinda like Howdy Doody, but more modern and Owl-like).  I'm feelin a little more crafty today, so thats what I'm gonna share.  There are so many cute owl related crafts out there. 
Hostess {with the mostess} shared this really cute Anthropology inspired baby shower.  I think we could use some of these ideas in creating a WildBaby Shower for the Center.  Look at those Owl hand fans!

I just love these stir sticks! And guess what?  They are SUPER easy to make.  Jesi Haack created this tutorial
I'm thinkin these would be super cute as cupcake toppers.
And guess who has that Martha Stewert Owl punch.......

Tiffany over at la T da has a cute tutorial on how to make these cute Valentine Owl Moonpies for your sweetheart, friends and family.
I just wish they weren't made with Marshmallows...too bad for this vegetarian.

Not Just a Mommy! has a really cute Felt Owl tutorial for Valentines Day.  You could totally change the color of the felt for any holiday (red/gree/white for Christmas) or make 'em more natural looking by using browns, blacks and tans.

And guess what I found at Hobby Lobby....

Owl vases for super cheap! Sam keeps askin' what I'm gonna do with them.  They're going on the maybe put some flowers in 'em?  Or just leave them as is, in all their ceramic-owly-vase glory.

A quick update on the Barbed Wire Barn Owl.  Alllllllllmost healed.  Look how many feathers are coming in!  I just can't be more excited about this.  S/he's certainly ready to be healed and outside.
I would post a picture of the Baby Barn Owls outside, but they are always in their nest box...and thats probably because I go out there during daylight hours.  But I can tell you they are flying great and eating well!
Maybe I can catch a glimpse of them to snap a pic this coming week.
The Owl