The Bird Feeder

Owl 1

Owl 1

We were fortunate enough to be visiting the owl aviaries at the World of Birds in Hout Bay, when their keeper came round to feed them

One particular owl called out to him and he hooted back in the same manner. They had quite a conversation, then the man held up some chicken gizzard on one side of the netting, and the owl swooped down for his treat.

Owl 2

Owl 2

He really was the Bird Feeder!

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post script: For those of you who read my post, “Baby“, yesterday, the answer is Guinea Pig.

I’ve never seen one of this uniform grey colour before, and it stumped most of you too. As of going to press; Garfield Hugs is the only one who got it right. Well Done: virtual pellets on their way to you!

Baby

Baby

None of you were tricked into thinking it was a HAMSTER, despite my name!

Animals you thought it might be:-

GERBIL (3 votes), CHINCHILLA (2), DASSIE/ROCK RABBIT/HYRAX (2), and one vote for each of the rest; DEGUS, JERBOA, RABBIT, YETI and  SASQUATCH! (Thank you Tom for those last two suggestions.)

Thank You to all who participated.

 

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42 thoughts on “The Bird Feeder

      1. scifihammy Post author

        haha It is mad leading up to a wedding.
        A suggestion from my daughter who got married last year – on the day, take your watch off – and Enjoy it! 🙂 (Oh and a glass of champagne in the morning helps too!)

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      2. Key Image Photographers

        Thank you. I don’t wear a watch usually so that’s a good start. I went from Australia to the UK to sort it all out and book everything in 2 weeks. Now I’m back in Australia it all seems like a daydream! My family is all in the UK hence why I’m getting married there 😊

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      3. donutsplace

        I don’t wear a watch either. I haven’t since I was 18.
        I didn’t really care for the idea that time ruled…..but I am always punctual. Never late and maybe 10 minutes early. My clock is in my head. 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Nooo – it was chicken gizzards!
      There’d be an uproar if the Guinea pigs were fed to the Birds of Prey!
      However, it is fair game on any mice or rats that get in the enclosures!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you Ulli 🙂
      Sadly, I don’t own the baby Guinea Pig: I took the photo at the same place as this owl photo. 🙂
      As you suspected, I can’t have any little pets while I have my dog Little Monkey around!

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    1. donutsplace

      I love owls. Especially the snow owl and the barn owl.
      Sometimes it makes me nervous if they hang around the house for days. A old indian saying is someone is going to die…it happened a couple of times to me. One was my grandmother. And I am not really superstitious.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Too true! Which I suppose is why he fed the owl through the mesh, because you actually walked into the owl’s enclosure, with no mesh between you and the birds!

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