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Sunday, August 23, 2020


Aloha Everyone,

Our son and granddaughter have had several owl sightings during their evening walks. Some owls are strictly nocturnal. So far, all their owls sightings have been in flight.  

Then there are owls that are diurnal and are active day and night. Finally, there are owls that hunt during crepuscular times. These are times of dawn or dusk when their preys are active.

Owls look different from other avian species. For example, most of the skull is made up of eyes. Owls have binocular vision. Their eye and their pupils dilate independently. Owls always looks like they are staring into your soul. Owls can also rotate their heads and necks as much as 270 degrees. Owls ears are asymmetrical which can help pinpoint the location of their preys.

Since studying languages everyday using Duolingo app, with its own owl symbol, I decided to spend sometime learning about owls and draw these intriguing and arresting birds. In the process, I also learned that a group of owls is called a parliament. In Greek mythology, owls are known to be a symbol for Athena, the goddess of wisdom and reason.

Aloha -- Cathi