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Our nocturnal friend was out again last night, waking me up at 2:21 a.m. with its haunting croon. Normal birds chirp all day long and I hardly notice the background noise.

But that owl. Its uncompromising dirge cannot be ignored.

“Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes.” –Patrick Rothfuss

 

There are around 200 different owl species.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.

Photo credit:Philip Brown

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