Owls, with their large eyes, always remind me of the Mesopotamian statuettes from the Abu Temple in Tell Asmar, minus the devotional aspect.

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At the very least those eyes betray curiosity, and it is easy to see how owls have become symbols of wisdom.

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When I first started photographing these two, they were confined to the nest, but they took every opportunity to stretch their wings and dream of flying.

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The braver one, eventually, was first to “tiptoe” out to the edge.

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Soon it jumped out, proud to be standing on a branch all by itself. A day or so later the sibling followed suit.

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They can fly a short distance now. But wherever they land, they like to keep an eye on me.

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One even likes to play hide ‘n seek.

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But soon they will disperse, probably much to the relief of Mama, who is always close by, watching.

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🙂🙂🙂

 

 

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