Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby zangtang » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:25 pm

speaking of popping up everywhere -
hour long documentary about them bbc2, tonight 8pm
- focussing on their 'almost supernatural' powers, no less.

I....shit....thee....not !
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby Searcher08 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:50 am

Wondering how many others are seeing more owls in real life after reading this thread?
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby Cosmic Cowbell » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:39 am

Last summer in Coyote Canyon I saw one of the most unusual things wrt Owls. Two of them had at one point engaged in some sort of in flight conflict is what I can only assume. During the struggle, talons locked in engagement, they hit a power line. Both died instantly, talons still engaged, and then fell to the ground where they were found, talons still locked together. I'll leave it to you to surmise meaning, if any, but it was one of the saddest yet coolest things I've seen lately.

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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby 82_28 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:27 pm

Searcher08 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:50 am wrote:Wondering how many others are seeing more owls in real life after reading this thread?


I haven't seen an actual owl, but I sure have been seeing more random owl stories in the news. If I do see a real owl soon I probably will scream.
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby zangtang » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:06 pm

not a huge one for taxidermy, but that would make for some display....grappling talons, burinng feathers, tailspin death spiral, exploding eyeballs....oh lordy!
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby Schmazo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:04 pm

Mr Clelland once commented on this owl story of interest on his radio program:

http://www.synchrosecrets.com/synchrosecrets/?p=269
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby Searcher08 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:37 pm

Schmazo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:04 pm wrote:Mr Clelland once commented on this owl story of interest on his radio program:

http://www.synchrosecrets.com/synchrosecrets/?p=269


Thank you for that link - there are some great owl stories in the comments too.

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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby vondardanelle » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:04 am

not owls, but another cute bird story from the internet:

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/penguin-the-magpie-cameron-bloom/
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby semper occultus » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:32 pm

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The Big Hoot is a public art project and charity initiative coming to Birmingham this summer. The large-scale art event will see around 90 individually designed giant owls place at locations around Birmingham, creating a trail which will encourage residents and visitors alike to discover new parts of the city as they visit as many owl locations as possible – while reaping the health benefits of pounding the pavements of the city.

http://thebighoot.co.uk/all-in-a-flap-a ... ntre-site/
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby elfismiles » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:08 pm

Owl imagery is incredibly popular these days ... every time my wife and I go to a store called WORLD MARKET they have tons of Owly stuff.

Meanwhile ... that Roman owl clasp reminds me of the Eye Goddess Figurines...

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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby 82_28 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:56 pm

It has appeared this has gone viral given the hits.



It's outside Boulder I guess. I find it adorable.
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby vogonpoet » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:28 am

elfismiles » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:08 pm wrote:reminds me of the Eye Goddess Figurines...
:shock: Where can I find more about these things?
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby seemslikeadream » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:52 am

The healing power of owls

Not only are they endowed with legendary wisdom; owls prove extremely therapeutic for certain medical conditions

John McEwen

Owls, frontally eyed and nose beaked, look the most human of birds. Accordingly, they have for millennia been prominent in mythology and literature and their image continues to be commercialised beyond compare. They offer an author rich pickings, but in a competitive market a strong personal subtext is helpful. That improbable bestseller H is for Hawk told of a bird consoling and inspiring a daughter grieving for her father.Owl Sense has a mother finding a healing source in owls for herself and her worryingly ill son Benji. His Non-Epileptic Seizure Disorder (NEAD) took a disconcerting time to diagnose and is frighteningly unpredictable. Just how frightening is illustrated by his collapse on a bus as a 6ft, 16st student. For the remainder of the journey he lay motionless, stepped over and unreported by the passengers, with no alarm raised until arrival at the depot.

Dr Darlington, who gained a PhD researching her last book, Otter Country, spent four years on that quest. When she embarked on owls, Benji’s serious illness intervened. She was reminded of the famous opening line of Dante’s Inferno: ‘Midway along life’s journey, I found myself in a dark wood, and the path was lost.’ She had a choice: shelve the project or work it around Benji, with the help of her rarely mentioned but clearly vitally supportive husband and daughter. Fortuitously, Benji liked owls. They proved therapeutic for son and mother. Indeed Benji’s alarming illness made them all owl-like. It brought them into communion with the wildness of the birds: ‘The family gained a new attentiveness, a kind of listening sensitivity.’

The world has 216 owl species. Darlington originally confined herself to our five native birds: tawny, the most urban and numerous; barn, now dependent on bird boxes for a third of its nests; the diurnal little owl, emblem of the goddess Athena, introduced in the 19th-century but today officially in ‘rapid decline’; and the two scarce, in part migratory, wilderness species, the long-eared and short-eared. Difficulty in finding the last two forced Darlington abroad and brought Eurasian owls within her scope. She did not find them all, but added the largest, the eagle owl, the smallest, the pygmy owl, and the ultimately elusive snowy owl to her list.

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Her book, as a result, is in part an entertaining travelogue. She discovered that Serbia is the world centre for long-eareds; her unintended camera flash caused 100 to erupt from a pine tree. In France, in search of the tiny pygmy owl, her liberal sensibilities were affronted by her jovial guide Gilles’s enthusiasm for Benny Hill and the discovery that birders — ‘les ornis’ —are deeply unpopular nationally for wanting to protect all those birds treasured by the French — any species seems to qualify — as culinary delicacies. Having despised twitchers she became a convert: ‘like all the best birdwatchers, Gilles loved people as well as birds’. Similarly, the vulnerability of a massive eagle owl reminded her that ‘without family, we are nothing’. So, she found her path, as this book triumphantly testifies; and, although Benji’s NEAD persists, the end of her quest finds him happily employed in a bakery.

Readers should nevertheless be warned that, despite being a prize-winning poet and lecturer in English and creative writing at Plymouth University, her prose reveals a weakness for painting the lily, slack repetition, twee anthropomorphisms (‘owl footsie’) and such infelicities as ‘a woosh of adrenaline flooded me’. She wonders how she can ‘wrench any if it into words’. There is too much wrenching — though nothing an editor could not have remedied.

John Lewis-Stempel is the hottest nature writer around, having won the Thwaites Wainwright prize twice in the past four years. His book is described in the press release as ‘perfect for the gift market’, which it is. It is too short to bring much of the earthy authenticity of his life as a working farmer to bear. Much of its contents, factual and mythological, inevitably duplicates Darlington’s; but there is still enough to silence a dinner party: an owl’s eyes fill half its skull; and its heart, placed on the left breast of a sleeping woman, will make her tell all.
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Re: Just Saw My First Owl - Screen Memory?

Postby Elvis » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:27 pm

Every so often I check in on this owl cam:

http://www.insecam.org/en/view/431513/


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