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One little Dormouse who ate so much he couldn't get out of the feeder.
Happily he was rescued and popped into a safe place to hibernate
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He must have been very thin when he got in. Those feeder holes aren’t very big!
I can imagine the birds saying to each other ‘Is it me, or does this bird seed taste of dormouse poo?”
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What an incredible photo op! Beautiful little creatures.
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That made me smile! Thank you.
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From a FB page, attribution Wisconsin Bird Watchers
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Another chuckle! Thank you.
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What a super picture. Thank You
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This little Saw-whet Owl was found wrapped up inside the Rockefeller Christmas tree. It had survived inside the wrapping for 3 days without food or water. He was taken to a rehab centre where he is doing just fine
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Get me out of this box now. I am a very annoyed owl.

He/she is absolutely the most lovely thing I have seen all day. I just adore owls.
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Yes, MrsBiscuit, I like them too. I think just as with Giant Pandas because they have their eyes on the front of their faces (heads) as do we, we attribute human characteristics to them. In this country they are seen as wise. But I also know that both in Africa and among some Native American peoples they have very negative associations. I guess being nocturnal adds to that.
I was really sorry when that pair of Eagle Owls that tried to breed (was it a quarry in Yorkshire) got shot.
As you may know this island has a long and unique association with Snowy Owls. Magnificent birds being mostly white and we all hope that they will return here as a breeding species. Unfortunately the scarcity of rabbits due to both myxi and haemorrhagic fever makes this a bit unlikely. But we had one drop in last year for a week or two which was lovely to see.
A cottage on an island in the eye of the storm
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