Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 2 May 2011 22:57
The Wise Owl
Ever since Bear told me that it was the Wise Owl that allocated day markers to the Osprey for nest building, I have been curious. I had no idea that Big Bear was one of the Keepers of the Sacred Silence that protects, serves and maintains the whereabouts of this rare and unique bird. Well all day I have been pointing out owls to see if his eyes would give him away and I too would know which one it was - but alas no. I asked Bear to look in the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America - Owl section. All he did was half heartedly look through the few pages and sort of point at the Great Grey Owl. "But he lives in western America and in the north central, miles from here" I remonstrated. Oh well maybe it’s the next chap the Spotted Owl. "He doesn't live here either". By now I was feeling the need to inflict pain on the skipper.
Some owls are very camera shy and immediately turn away, a sixth sense perhaps....
I thought this last chap was the likeliest candidate but not a flicker from Big Bear
I pointed out loads of other stuff to see if he could be tricked into submission and point him out, he did think the last chap was the Wise Rabbit who has a similarly important role as the Wise Owl. He got a swift hot shoe attachment round the back of the ears for that - after I pointed out that 'the rabbit' was indeed a 'pecalin' - Oh Sorry.
Well then it happened, Bears face went ashen, grey and nipped. I looked at what had alarmed him so - The Wise Owl had been OWLNAPPED
Our last look as the terrified looking creature disappeared from sight
ALL IN ALL A GRAVE DAY
I'M BEYOND WORDS