Blog Archive: Owls

Birdorable Snowy Owl

Baby Birdorable: Snowy Owl

July 30th, 2010 in Owls, Baby Birds 13 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Snowy Owl. Snowy Owl females work on nest construction alone. The nesting site is actually a scrape the bird scratches out of the bare ground or tundra turf. Snowy Owls lay between three and eleven eggs, and incubation lasts 31 to 33 days.

SnowyOwlChik
SnowyOwlChik by Arctic Dancer
SnowyOwlChk2
SnowyOwlChk2 by Arctic Dancer
Snowy Owl Chicks
Snowy Owl Chicks by prettylileskimo
Snowy Owl Chick
Snowy Owl Chick by Stevie-B
snowy owl chick
snowy owl chick by smdp (aka Creative-Depictions)
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl by ahisgett
Hedwig
Hedwig by felt_tip_felon®
Birds of Prey (12)
Birds of Prey (12) by mycatesplace
Birds of Prey (6)
Birds of Prey (6) by mycatesplace

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Snowy Owl t-shirts & gifts!

Birdorable Burrowing Owl

Baby Birdorable: Burrowing Owl

July 2nd, 2010 in Owls, Baby Birds 4 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Burrowing Owl. As you might guess, Burrowing Owls nest in holes in the ground. The burrows they are often dug out by mammals, such as prairie dogs. Two to twelve eggs are typically laid and incubation lasts up to 30 days. Fledging occurs about 44 days after hatching.

After a Hiatus of 30 Years, Burrowing Owl Chicks Hatch at the National Zoo
After a Hiatus of 30 Years, Burrowing Owl Chicks Hatch at the National Zoo by Smithsonian's National Zoo
Burrowing Owl Chick 1
Burrowing Owl Chick 1 by Dan Harrod Photography Blog
Coruja-buraqueira (Speotyto cunicularia) assustada 65 20-09-07 030
Coruja-buraqueira (Speotyto cunicularia) assustada 65 20-09-07 030 by Flávio Cruvinel Brandão
And Then There was Ten...!
And Then There was Ten...! by Random Images from The Heartland
Whoooos Looking At You
Whoooos Looking At You by Carla Finley
4 BABY BURROWING OWLS
4 BABY BURROWING OWLS by kensbirds
Better Perspective
Better Perspective by Woody 50
Baby Owl
Baby Owl by joebianco69

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Burrowing Owl t-shirts & gifts!

Birdorable Barred Owl

T-Shirt Tuesday: Barred Owl

April 27th, 2010 in Owls, T-Shirt Tuesday 1 comment

This week's featured t-shirt design is our Birdorable Barred Owl shown here on a kids organic t-shirt. This will make a great gift for bird lovers, birdwatchers and owl fans.

Birdorable Barred Owl T-Shirt

You might know that Birdorable's very own Amy is a huge fan of Barred Owls. She was lucky enough to get to work with birds of prey by following a raptor course at a local rehabilitation center, Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, earlier this year. FCWR has one education Barred Owl in residence, Meepy, who was easily Amy's favorite. Isn't she gorgeous?

Meepy the Barred Owl

Meepy and me

Birdorable Barred Owl

Baby Birdorable: Barred Owl

April 16th, 2010 in Owls, Baby Birds 2 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Barred Owl. Barred Owls incubate their eggs for 28 to 33 days. Chicks leave the nest at about four weeks but remain flightless until 35 to 40 days old. That allows for lots of cute brancher photos! Amy has a soft spot in her heart for Barred Owls, so there might be a slight overdose of cute baby photos below...

barred-owl-chick-6b
barred-owl-chick-6b by bmajoros
barred-owl-chick-in-rain
barred-owl-chick-in-rain by bmajoros
barred-owl-chicks
barred-owl-chicks by bmajoros
Fluffernutter
Fluffernutter by Minette Layne
barred-owl-chick-35
barred-owl-chick-35 by bmajoros
barred-owl-chick-45
barred-owl-chick-45 by bmajoros, on Flickr
barred-owl-chick-16tall
barred-owl-chick-16tall by bmajoros
Hi There!
Hi There! by A. Drauglis Furnituremaker
barred-owl-adult-and-chick
barred-owl-adult-and-chick by bmajoros

Untitled by Minette Layne
Barred Owl Chick - Seward Park Seattle
Barred Owl Chick - Seward Park Seattle by 2thegalapagos
Barred Owl Chick - Seward Park Seattle
Barred Owl Chick - Seward Park Seattle by 2thegalapagos

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Barred Owl gear!

Birdorable Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl coloring fun!

March 3rd, 2010 in Owls, Coloring Pages 4 comments

A few months ago we were asked by the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre if we could provide our Burrowing Owl coloring page to be included in their resource material kit. Naturally, we were very happy to oblige! The Centre kindly sent us this photo of a rather impressionistic coloring sheet making an appearance alongside some young visitors and a very special guest, George the Burrowing Owl.


Photo credit: Laurie Ewen www.sboic.ca

If you’ve colored in any of our Birdorable coloring pages, we’d love to see what you’ve done! For more Burrowing Owl fun, be sure to check out George's Blog!