Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday with feathers

Fin is having a special Tweet Week dedicated to the birdies. We, of course, are very interested in birdies and we love feathers. Today we want to show a very special birdie, who, to be honest, made our hunting dreams come to a screeching halt. Mom was in the local zoo again and dreamingly wandered around when she noticed this:Mom must have looked a bit like Chilli when she sees something almost unbelievable and exciting. She tiptoed closer.Yes indeed, the man was showing an Eagle Owl to the puplic. We snickered at first when mom told us that the Eagle Owl's scientific name is Bubo bubo...
... but regained our respect fast...
... when we heard that this bird can carry off a cat-sized prey with his strong feet and kill it.
What a majestic bird.
The "Uhu", how he's called in German, is the biggest type of owl and lives in Europe and Asia. His population is increasing again in Germany since the 1980's thanks to protection and bred animals being released back into the wilderness.The little feathers pointing from his head are btw not his ears. The ears are behind the circular feathers the man is showing (you can biggify all pics). The prominent feathers are more of a communication device!

We hope you enjoyed this. Makes one gain respect for the feathers, huhu huhu huhuuuuu?
Tweet on, Siena & Chilli




P.S.: I couldn't help it... does anyone else see the similarity between Siena and the owl? Hahahahahaha! One of her nicknames even is "the owl"...
Gotta run, little silly Chilli

38 comments:

MoMo said...

WoooHoooooo!!! WE LOVE this. SS has a special love of owls and collects all sorts of non-living owls in many mediums.

How cool to see one so beautiful in real life!!!!

MoMo said...

Beautiful and majestic as this owl is, my LSIF Siena is sweeter and prettier :)

MoMo said...

May as well make it three in a row. We miss seeing you Siena. i am sure when SS has time we will go through all your post and have a gigantic download of your beautiful pictures. The number of your photos is only second to mine in our album.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! That is one huge bird!!!!

Reese =^..^= said...

I know what you mean about SCREECHING hault! You are so smart.

Everycat said...

ARGHHH GIANT OWL ALERT!!

He's beautiful (but scary)- apparently some Eagle Owls have started living in the north of England now too - some dogs have been menaced by them whilst out for daily walks.

*shudders*

Siena, you make a goregous owl dear.

W. Wuudler esq.

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

What a magnificent owl! We really love owls here and we believe we have some living in our attic!

As for that picture of Siena, did someone say "Silly Chilli"?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Cezar and Léia said...

hahaha so funny and creative idea! Fabulous post dear friends, congratulations!
purrs and love
Luna

Misha said...

Pretty owl... *backs off gingerly hoping it hadn't noticed me*

The Monkeys said...

That's a scary bird! And we think Siena does look a little bit like the owl (but much cuter)

Cindy said...

Stay away from that bird! You don't want to get carried away. Wonderful pictures. Love your portrait at the end.
Cindy

The Creek Cats said...

OMC! Our mom loves owls!! She thinks the owl is stunning. We think its pretty skeery!

Love Siena the owl! Too cute. We used to have a kitty, Sylvester, who was like an owl.

Cory said...

I think I'm a bit afraid of that birdie!

Forever Foster said...

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! We love the picture of Siena! It is wonderful:) You are very clever, silly Chilli:)

Our mum and dad are big owl lovers. They are truly magnificent animals.

-d ma said...

there are definitely similarities. very handsome bird.

Maya said...

What an amazing bird! Thank you for posting the pictures. It's very interesting to see the owl up close. And Siena is much cuter!!!

Lucy the Cat said...

Well, I guess I need to has more respect now for the birdies too. Your mom took some great pictures of that owl! Yes, he sure is majestic.

Mama LOL'd at Siena's owl picture!

Purrs to all of you,

Lucy

The Island Cats said...

That is some birdie! We wouldn't want to mess with him!!

And Chilli! You do look a little owl-like there!

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Our momma just ♥s those owls!

You's momma is too funny messin' wif you's photo!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Mom's FAVORITE feathered furriends are owls!!! She loves them and likes to go see them at raptor rehabilitation centers! She really loves your post today!!! And Siena, you sure do look like an owl. Mom says she wants you too! MOL

Angel and Kirby said...

That is one big bird! You do look a little like the owl.

Jasmim said...

I loved your pic !

las794 said...

Gorgeous bird! And, yes, there seems to be a suspicious resemblance to that pic of Siena. Separated at birth...? :)

CCL Wendy said...

That owl is amazing! I love his eyes. I'll bet he's a real HOOT!

Siena as an snow owl is pretty funny. For a minute I thought this was serious, even. Duh!

pughy said...

That is one beautiful owl. I love the pictures. especialy the last one..

Hugs GJ x

Brian said...

I sure wouldn't like to tangle with that bird...have a great weekend!

Marlene said...

Oh, that is a great shot of Siena as an owl. So cool!

And yes, that majestic owl does indeed inspire respect.

purrs,
9 and Chani

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Big birdies like that make us very nervous...

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a magnificent looking owl. We wouldn't try to catch fev-vers that big.

Noll's Nip said...

My what BIG talons and hauntingly pretty eyes. Love your photos (especially Siena morphing into an owl).

Cat Street Boyz said...

That sure is a very cool bird. We get owls in our yard, one was very small. My pawrents are going to put up owl boxes next year. =^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

the casbah kitten said...

Wow! How special! Momma would LOVE to get to see one of those. But I don't think I want to get too close.

Love the last pic....it's hilarious!

jane

Fin said...

That Tweet is amazing and scary. I knew there was gonna be a LSIF-owl as soon as I saw those non-ear feathers! So fun! You look beautiful in any way!

Karen Jo said...

That's a really big owl. I love owls and am very glad that this one is gaining in population. The picture of Siena is a scream.

Alasandra said...

Siena makes a lovely owl. We enjoyed seeing the owl. We have a red tailed hawk that visits our yard and we saw an owl here too, but it was much smaller then the one your Mom saw. ~S,S,C & F

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

We love the Siena-Owl pic! What a HOOT!

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

quiltcat said...

Wow, what a handsome bird! we have his American cousin, the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)living in the woods across the way...we hear them (her) calling in the winter time. Very impressive birds. But none so lovely as Siena morphing into a cat owl...gorgeous!

Cliff and Olivia said...

That's a beautiful - and awe inspiring - owl. Your Mom takes very good pictures.

You look good in owl disguise, Siena ;-)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...