It recently came to my attention that most people don’t see owls. I figured this out after meeting an acquaintance and telling him I’d seen them many times. He gave me a disbelieving look so I wondered, how many people actually see them? Is this rare or common. They do live all around us but are very stealthy. So here’s a quick unscientific poll to find out. I’m sure it will be skewed toward owl sightings as owls are connected to psychic ability and the occult but, let’s see….


7 thoughts on “Owls…

  1. Carol says:

    Where my horse lives I see owls from time to time. Twice I have seen a big Powerful Owl (the largest species of owl in Australia) which was quite an awesome and amazing experience. I come across more often the common Tawny Owl. Owls are elusive creatures and I always consider it a privilage to come across one in the wild especially the Powerful Owl (they almost resemble an eagle). Extraorindary!


  2. Christopher says:

    I don’t see owls; I see Hawks. Mostly while driving. They are known to fly right across my field of vision while driving. Always from left to right.
    A few years ago, one flew down and hit me in the head while carrying a snake. True. I chased it but never saw where it went.

  3. Lenora says:

    I used to see them all the time when I lived in the country. One ate my cat. :o( They like to follow the plows in the spring and eat the mice whose homes get plowed up. I haven’t seen one lately, but I have heard them from time to time. When I was a kid growing up on the farm, we used to watch them take down pigeons in the barn. If you want to get rid of mice and rats on your property, hope an owl moves in. they are much more effective than cats at mice and rat extermination.

  4. When I lived in the UK, I frequently saw owls, Tawny, Barn and Little Owns. Walking the dogs I would expect to seem them most mornings, along with Kestrels, occasionally Sparrow Hawks and Honey Buzzards.

  5. I have seen an illustration showing a genealogist inventing predictions at a desk in his study. Sadly he appears to have a tamed-owl, blind in one eye as an ornament. Is there a precedent for such a motif ?

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