- Feb 3, 2007
Working for a wildlife rehab centre allows me the distinct pleasure of working with some amazing birds. Primarily my job is raising the hundreds of ducklings that are admitted but sometimes my job involves the raptors. This handsome fellow is Joe the Barn Owl. He is a captive bred bird who we use in some of our education presentations. This past week we had two early morning presentations to some Kindergarten classes and rather than drive early in the morning to Joe's caretaker to collect him, Joe had a sleepover at my house. He is free to fly about the house and couldn't care less about the dog and the cat. Now....the lovebird....that's a different story! He was sitting quietly on the couch with my daughter in the evening and suddenly heard the cat water fountain. It was quite funny to watch him first drink from it and then later try to bathe in it. I brought in one of the duck bowls later so he could have a proper bath which made a lovely mess of the floor.